WSMR Quarterly Issue Reports - Q1 2020

Evening Masterwork: the Dvorak Cello Concerto

Antonin Dvorak (1841 – 1904)

Cello Concerto in b minor, Op. 104 by Antonin Dvorak

Evening Masterwork for May 6, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Dvorak once complained that the cello was “nasal-like” at the top of its range and “mumbles” at the bottom. Well, sometimes composers do have to write music for instruments they aren’t necessarily fond of… and fortunately, those feelings didn’t stop Dvorak from composing his magnificent Cello Concerto in b minor. We’ll hear it tonight at 7: our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR.