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Antonin Dvorak

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Antonín Dvořák
Cello Concerto in b minor
Piece was written in 1894 and was finished in 1895
Written in New York at National Conservatory after being inspired to write a Cello Concerto by hearing one of the teachers Cello Concerto
Written for a full romantic orchestra
Written in 3 movements that follows the format of
First movement - Allegro
Second movement - Adagio
Third movement - Allegro Moderato
Background Information

Antonin Dvorak was born on September 8, 1841
Dvorak was a Czech Composer and was born in Nelahozeves - a village in the Czech
Dvorak studied at the Organ School in Prague
Dvorak died on May 1, 1904
Interesting Facts
Became full time musician at the age of 18
Learned the Viola, Violin and Piano
Wrote 189 compositions, including symphonies, operas, poems, solos, insturmentals
Earliest surviving work is Forget me not Polka in C
Learned to compose music by studying the scores of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert
He was great friends with Johannes Brahms
Purpose of Cello Concerto in b minor
Was written for his friend Hanus Wihan
Third movement, tribute to his recently passed away sister in law
New World Symphony - Symphony No.9 in E minor
"From the New World
Premiered December 16, 1893 at Carnegie Hall
Majority of the movements contains a repeating melody similar to a chorus in a pop song
Entire movement set in a A-B-A format, B section slightly faster
by Derek Lin, Winnie Su, Danny He, Zack Fromm

New World Symphony - Symphony No.9 in e minor Continued
Dvorak used the folk songs from the people of the the Americas or back then it was called "the new world"
First Movement - Adagio
Second Movement - Largo
Third Movement - Scherzo, Molto Vivace
Fourth Movement - Allegro Con Fuoco
New world Symphony 4th movement
4th Movement

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The tempo is allegro con fuogo which means to play with fire
This movement uses various crescendos as well as ascending and descending notes
In this piece there is a repeating verse that is very memorable
Instruments in this symphony includes piccolo, flutes, oboes, English horn, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, cymbals, violins, violas, cellos, double basses
The melody often contains 2 moving parts
"I should be glad if something occurred to me as a main idea that occurs to Dvorak only by the way" Johannes Brahms
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