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Maps and Legends: Disc 7 (2010)

<em>Maps and Legends:</em> Disc 7

Disc 7 celebrates “Dvořák’s America.” Universally renowned at the end of the nineteenth century as one of the supreme composers of his generation as well as the greatest champion of his native Czech music, Antonín Dvořák received an invitation in 1891 to lead the National Conservatory in New York and guide America’s composers in discovering their own musical language. With the help of the African American singer and composer Harry T. Burleigh, whose arrangements and performances of Negro spirituals Dvořák lovingly absorbed, the Czech master became fluent in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic traits of American folk styles. During the summer of 1893, while living in the Czech community of Spillville, Iowa, Dvořák captured the essence of Americana in two classic chamber works: his Opus 96 String Quartet and Opus 97 String Quintet, both nicknamed American. The recording also illustrates the evolution of American song since Dvořák’s time, featuring the great American composer Samuel Barber’s Four Songs, op. 13.   |   Liner Notes

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Selections

String Quartet no. 12 in F Major, op. 96, American (1893) | Antonín Dvořák (28:23)

  • Jupiter String Quartet

“By an’ By”
“Deep River”
“Wade in de Water”
| Henry T. Burleigh (6:26)

  • Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Wu Han, Piano

Four Songs, op. 13 (1940) | Samuel Barber (9:25)

  • Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Wu Han, Piano

Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello in E-flat Major, op. 97, American (1893) | Antonín Dvořák (33:55)

  • Liz Freivogel, Viola
  • Beth Guterman, Viola
  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • Laurence Lesser, Cello
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin

Artists

  • Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Liz Freivogel, Viola
  • Beth Guterman, Viola
  • Jupiter String Quartet, String Quartet
  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • Laurence Lesser, Cello
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

<em>Maps and Legends:</em> Disc 7 Total Time: 78:34
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2010
Liner Notes