Dvorák—Concerto for ’Cello
Lecture no. 20 from the course: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works
Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg | 47 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Learn about Dvorák’s life in 1890s New York and the origins of this superlative work, inspired by the ‘cello writing and symphonic textures of Victor Herbert’s second ‘cello concerto. Explore unforgettable passages and personal meanings in the Dvorák concerto, including the solemnity and lyric passion of the opening, the idyllic second theme, and the intimate significance to the composer of the adagio and the concerto’s final moments.