Evening Masterwork: Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88, by Antonin Dvorak

Evening Masterwork for September 22, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9 FM

Dvorak’s second-to-last symphony, the 8th Symphony, was a departure from the one that came before it. Whereas Dvorak’s Seventh was dramatic and somber, the Eighth is generally upbeat. In a lot of ways, the joys associated with this symphony can be related to the composer’s sense of being alive in a world of natural wonders. Hear it tonight at 7: our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.