Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:30PM
Alice Tully Hall

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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.

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