Evening Masterwork: Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Symphony No. 9 in E, “From the New World,” by Antonin Dvorak

Evening Masterwork for November 26, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Tonight we are celebrating Thanksgiving with the Symphony No. 9 in e by Antonin Dvorak, “From the New World,” a work that is filled with American impressions. Dvorak was born in what is now the Czech Republic, but in 1892, when he was about 50 years old, the composer moved to America to be the director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York. During his time in the “New World,” the composer traveled as far west as Iowa, and his stay in America yielded his signature work: the Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.” It’s our evening masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.