Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B Minor


října 13, 2018 - listopadu 9, 2018,

[2nd Floor]

The last work Antonin Dvorak composed in America was his beloved Cello Concerto in B minor. Dvorak had doubts about the cello as a solo instrument, but after hearing the premiere performances of the Cello Concerto No. 2 by Victor Herbert, his colleague at the National Conservatory of Music of America, he was inspired to fulfill a request by a prominent Czech cellist, Hanuš Wihan, and composed a cello concerto of his own. The concerto was first read through in February 1895, in the parlor of Dvorak's house on Manhattan's East 17th Street, during a visit of the Kneisel Quartet from Boston by the quartet's cellist, Alwin Shroeder––the "first hearing in history"–– with the maestro at the keyboard.

Free and open to the public.

Organizátor: Czech Center NY, National Museum in Prague, Carnegie Hall Archives, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.