Dvorak’s New World Symphony Movement 2 Largo

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Score for New World Symphony Mvt 2 Largo

Dvorák’s “New World” and jazz music: Heirs to a common heritage

In 1892, Czech composer Antonín Dvorák came to the United States. He came at the invitation of a Mrs. Jeannette Thurber, a wealthy music lover who wanted him to head up her latest pet project—a conservatory of music meant to rival the famous conservatories of Europe.

Dr. Dvorák, already known for his use of traditional Czech musical elements in his compositions, arrived in the New World to find it rich with ethnic music. He was particularly impressed with the spirituals of the black slaves:

“I am now satisfied that the future music of this country must be founded upon what are called the Negro melodies. This must be the real foundation of any serious and original school of composition to be developed in the United States. When I first came here…

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The Erlking

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Who rides here so late through night and wind?
It is a father with his small child.
He holds his son firm in his arms
He clasps him safely, he keeps him warm.

“My son, oh why do you look so afraid?”
“See Father, don’t you see the Erlking is there?
The Erlking, Erlking with crown and cloak?”
“My son, it’s a wisp of mist.”

“My dearest child, come, go with me!
all kinds of games I’ll play with you;
such lovely flowers bloom on the bank,
and my mother has many golden clothes.”

“My father, my father, and do you not hear,
What erlking promises sweetly to me?”
“Stay peaceful, oh stay calm, dearest child;
In leaves so dry there rustles the wind.”

“Will you dear boy, will you come with me
My daughters soon they will wait on you;
My daughters lead in…

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Robert Schumann Dichterliebe

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Robert Schumann

Here is the Score Lily and the Rose from Dichterleibe

Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law to return to music, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.
Schumann’s published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Kinderszenen, Album für die Jugend, Blumenstück, Sonatas and Albumblätter are among his most famous. His writings…

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Dvorak’s New World Symphony

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The Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World, Op. 95, B. 178 (Czech: Symfonie č. 9 e moll „Z nového světa“), popularly known as the New World Symphony, was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895. It is by far his most popular symphony, and one of the most popular in the romantic repertoire. In older literature and recordings this symphony is often indicated as Symphony No. 5. Neil Armstrong took a recording of the New World Symphony to the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission, the first Moon landing, in 1969.


This symphony is scored for an orchestra of the following:

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