NOW On the Road 2014-15 The American Dream, The American Dream
The American Dream
Dvořák wrote his last symphony soon after he had moved to New York, and filled the work with references to both Native American songs, and his native Czech folk dances. It’s since gone on to be one of the most popular of all symphonies.
American composer Copland was inspired to compose his powerful Fanfare for the Common Man, full of hope and aspiration, after hearing a speech by Henry A Wallace, then Vice-President of the United States. We’ll also be playing Quiet City, which started life as incidental music for a play of the same name, and features a haunting trumpet part.
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