Piano Concerto No. 2Dvořák
Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)Neeme Järvi
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Encore update: Chopin - Scherzo No. 2 (B-flat minor)
So much great music is born of longing to be somewhere else. With the easy elegance and pruned sophistication of his Second Piano Concerto, Chopin hoped to endear himself to the opinion-forming concertgoers of Paris, 850 miles from his home in Warsaw. Antonín Dvořák had already hit the big-time when he wrote his New World Symphony. But parachuted into America to run New York’s fledgling music college, the composer felt himself longing for home: the Symphony’s spirituals and plantation songs – its shapely and contented melodies – are tinged with a slight Slavic sadness.Hear it first!
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