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Inspired by American dreams and legends, Dvorak created some of his greatest works while living in the United States, above all, the "New World" Symphony. This program will investigate the ... See full summary
Inspired by American dreams and legends, Dvorak created some of his greatest works while living in the United States, above all, the "New World" Symphony. This program will investigate the multiple stories and influences - Native American, African-American, and Czech - that Dvorak transformed in his most forward-looking symphony. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Avanti! offers a contemporary interpretation of the American archetype of "moving on." Commentators will include author Joseph Horowitz, Dvorak expert Michael Beckerman, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Episode credited cast:
Gerard Schwarz Gerard Schwarz - Conductor / Himself
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