The Philadelphia Orchestra -- From Vienna to the New World
Written during the Czech composer’s three-year stay in the U.S., Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony contains many influences of American folk music, spirituals, and landscapes. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, grand in structure and style, is punctuated in the final movement by a Turkish-style dervish. It’s a virtuosic challenge for any soloist. Viennese composer Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus, originally based on a French stage comedy, is a sprightly, waltzing curtain raiser.
Created by Phil Orch