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Author Shadle, Douglas W., author.

Title Antonín Dvořák's New World symphony / Douglas W. Shadle
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xix, 182 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford keynotes
Oxford keynotes.
Contents Prologue. The Big Problem -- The Welcome Arrival -- The Symphonic Premiere -- The Aesthetic Conflict -- The National Question -- The Brewing Storm -- The Fiery Debate -- The Racial Challenge -- The Spiritual Aftermath -- Epilogue. The New World -- Appendix. The Musical Tornado
Summary "Antonín Dvořák's New World Symphony exposed the deep wounds of American racism at the dawn of the Jim Crow era while serving as a flashpoint in broader debates about the national ideals of freedom and equality. Following several strands of musical thought during the second half of the nineteenth century, this richly textured account of the symphony's 1893 premiere shows that even the classical concert hall could not remain insulated from the country's fraught racial politics. Philanthropist and entrepreneur Jeannette Thurber (1850-1946) founded the National Conservatory of Music in 1885 to provide a world-class but low-cost professional music education to students from across the United States. Though it progressed with fits and starts, the conservatory eventually earned a congressional charter in 1891, giving it a unique stature compared to national rivals. A year later, Thurber hired Antonín Dvořák, the famous Bohemian composer, to be its executive musical director-easily the highest-profile individual to hold the position"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed on August 4, 2021)
Subject Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904. Symphonies, no. 9, op. 95, E minor.
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904 -- Criticism and interpretation
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904
National Conservatory of Music of America (U.S.)
SUBJECT Symphonies (Dvořák, Antonín) fast
Subject Music and race -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Music and race
United States
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Music criticism and reviews
Music criticism and reviews.
Comptes rendus de musique.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020044603
ISBN 9780190645649