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Final Years

Dvorák's cello concerto, the final major work from his sojourn in America, received its premiere in England in 1896 conducted by the composer. For the remaining years of his life Dvorák travelled little and, other than writing a few chamber works, produced nothing but operas and symphonic poems inspired by the myths and legends of Bohemia and beyond. Donald Macleod introduces Dvorák's last American work, a haunting tone poem based on a grisly Czech folk tale and the opera with which Dvorák finally achieved his one desire - an international operatic success.

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Fri 6 Sep 2013 18:30

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