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Dvořák’s American Quintet, at Lincoln Center

Tuesday October 15, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A magical evocation of a Midwest farmland sunrise opens Dvorák’s “American” quintet, a work inspired by the plains of Spillville, Iowa, and the music of Native and African-Americans. This deeply moving work opened a vast musical horizon in the New World, pointing American composers in search of a voice to their own native musical heritage. Harry Burleigh, an African-American music student at New York’s National Conservatory, sang spirituals for Dvorák. The iconic Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein both drew on Dvorák’s game-changing vision to create their own American masterworks. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window)

Burleigh Southland Sketches for Violin and Piano (1916)

Dvořák Quintet in E-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 97, “American” (1893)

Bernstein Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1941-42)

Copland Appalachian Spring Suite for Ensemble (1944)


Tuesday October 15
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway
New York, NY 10023 United States