Meeting Dvorak in the Park


Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) used to live in New York, and there is a sculpture of him in Stuyvesant Square near his old residence. In New York, he composed the “New World Symphony,” which I was introduced to when I was a child. The theme from the second movement is one of the most beautiful tunes.

Stuyvesant Square

Dvorak Statue


2 thoughts on “Meeting Dvorak in the Park

  1. What I love most about this symphony it how it highlights most accurately the feelings somebody from a small european country such as the Czech Republic has as they dramatically change setting to a larger country like the USA. It expresses amazement, a bit of fright at making such a drastic change, curiosity and a spirit of adventure. That’s how I perceive it, anyway.

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