Calefax highlights American music scarcely played before Dvořák’s sojourn in the USA, as well as the development that music in America went through after his departure.
In 1891, Antonìn Dvořák was invited to the United States to found the ‘American style of music’. Until then there was hardly an American identity in classical music; composers based their works on music of their European ancestors. However, when Dvořák first heard spirituals in America for the first time, he knew these songs might function like the Bohemian folk music he used in his own works. After three years of living in New York, he felt that through the music of Native Americans and African Americans, America would find its own national style of music.
Antonín Dvořák Suite in A-major op. 98. B.184 ‘American’
Henry T. Burleigh Southland Sketches
Samuel Barber Excursions op. 20
Tobias Klein new work
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
|Sat 9 Jan||20.15||The New World according to Dvořák||Goede Rede Concerten||Almere / NL|
|Sun 17 Jan||16.00||The New World according to Dvořák||Oude Blasiuskerk (Delden Klassiek)||Delden / NL||Tickets|
|Sun 24 Jan||15.00||The New World according to Dvořák||Het Koloniekerkje||Wilhelminaoord / NL|
|Sun 7 Feb||14.15||The New World according to Dvořák||Het Concertgebouw||Amsterdam / NL||Tickets|
|Fri 10 Jan||11.30||The New World according to Dvořák||Stadsgehoorzaal||Leiden / NL|