Dvorák's three-year sojourn in America in the 1880s drew forth one of the world's most popular symphonies, From the New World, which was premièred in New York on 15 December 1893. Dvorák's fondness for the Negro music he heard in America was the progenitor of the slow movement, so reminiscent of a spiritual.
Ensemble. An Exceptional Violinist - Lisa Batiashvili plays Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, and Giuseppe Pennisi is impressed
Ensemble. Lyrical Structures - Pittsburgh celebrates its 250th birthday, by Kelly Ferjutz
Old and New Worlds - Ioana Osoianu talks to Keith Bramich about her life in the East and West
Ensemble. An Intellectual Oasis - Lawrence Budmen returns to Tanglewood to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra