Sometimes it takes an outsider to point out what’s great about a culture. That’s exactly what Czech composer Antonin Dvorak was when he came to the U.S. at the end of the 19th century, an immigrant thrown into a new world and new sounds.
Out of that experience, he wrote a symphony for America: Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, subtitled “From the New World,” has become one of the world’s most beloved orchestral works. It also produced a melody that is a hymn and an anthem to what American music can be. Full story.
Tom Huizenga (npr) / November 24, 2018
- Warming to Tradition: The Culture of Vocal Exercise No matter the genre of singing, or where we’re from, vocal exercises are meaningful
- This 715-song playlist is scientifically verified to give you the chills, thanks to “frisson”
- The Italian Opera Craze in East Asia Why is Italian opera so loved in East Asia?
- Recycled Orchestra of Cateura makes music with rubbish Youth musicians from Paraguay who play instruments made from rubbish salvaged from a landfill