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An exploration of the shy and home-loving Dvorak's arrival in eclectic and chaotic New York, where he went to take up his new position as director of the National Conservatory. The music includes Dvorak's American 'calling card' - his Scherzo capriccioso, his carnival-like Te Deum and a particular oddity - his cantata The American Flag, written to a fiercely patriotic text and rarely heard since its composition.

Scherzo capriccioso, Op 66
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Andre Previn (conductor)
TELARC CD80206 - Tr 5

Te Deum, Op 103
Marina Meshcheriakova (soprano)
Sergei Miasnikov (bass)
Russian State Symphonic Cappella
Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Valery Poliansky (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN9505 - Trs 7-10

The American Flag
Joseph Evans (tenor)
Barry McDaniel (baritone)
St Hedwig's Cathedral Choir
RIAS Chamber Choir
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)
SONY CLASSICAL 60297 - Trs 6-13.

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