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Dvořák: Largo from the New World Symphony for Violin & Piano

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By Antonin Dvorak

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Piano, Violin - Level 2 - Digital Download
Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Arranged by James M. Guthrie, ASCAP. Concert, Instructional, Romantic Period, Sacred, Standards. 12 pages. Jmsgu3 #3493983. Published by jmsgu3 (A0.549417).

Item Number: A0.549417

Score: 7 pages, solo part: 2 pages, piano part: 3 pages. Duration: 4:25 Not difficult, but requires sensitivity & dynamic control. Suitable for recitals, church meditations, or school programs.

Dvořák Background

Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904) was, of course, a composer from Czechoslovakia. As a matter offact, he was among the first Bohemian composers to attain universalrecognition. It is important to realize that the late Romantic Nationalistperiod featured composers who used traditional and folk elements to portray the character of theirnation. In particular, we see this in the music of Grieg(Norway), Finland (Sibelius) and Smetana (Bohemia).  Dvořák relied markedly on rhythms and other characteristicsof Moravian and Bohemian folk music.

Ascent to Fame

Dvořák was truly a childmusical prodigy on the violin. The premiere performances of his compositions notablyoccurred 1872 and 1873. He submitted his First Symphony in particularto a German competition, but it failed to win. Consequently, in 1874 he submittedtwo more symphonies to the Austrian State Prize for Composition. JohannesBrahms was the principal of the jury and was accordingly very impressed. Theyforthwith awarded the prize to Dvořák in 1874, 1876 and 1877. At this point, Brahmsthereupon endorsed Dvořák to the publisher Simrock. Later, the publishercommissioned Dvořák therefore to compose the Slavonic Dances, Op.46. These became popular overnight and, as a result, Dvořák's worldwide statuswas launched.

International Status

Dvořák visited England upon invitation all inall nine times. On each visit, he frequently conducted performances of his own compositions.He conducted concerts of his music, especially in Moscow and St. Petersburg.Eventually, the Prague Conservatory in fact appointed Dvořák as a professor. There,to be sure, he wrote his famous Dumky Trio.

United States

Consequently, the NationalConservatory of Music of Americaappointed him as director in 1892. As aresult, Dvořák composed his two most famous symphonic works: the Symphony No.9 (From the New World), which spread his name universally, and hisConcerto for Cello and Orchestra, one of the most famous of all cello works. Moreover, hewrote his most celebrated American String Quartet during this time.At the same time, because of his growing recognition in Europe and his homesicknessfor his own country, he left to return to Bohemia in 1895.

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