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DVORÁK SYMPHONY Nº9 Op.95 FROM THE NEW WORLD PRAGUE SyO L.PESEK dir. LIVE I / III
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ALTE OPER FRANKFURT From 1892 to 1895, Dvorák was the director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City, at a then-staggering $15,000 annual salary. The Conservatory had been founded by a wealthy and philanthropic socialite, Jeannette Thurber; it was located at 126--128 East 17th Street, but was demolished in 1911 and replaced by what is today a high school. Dvorák's main goal in America was to discover "American Music" and engage in it, much as he had used Czech folk idioms within his music. Shortly after his arrival in America in 1892, Dvorák wrote a series of newspaper articles reflecting on the state of American music. He supported the concept that African-American and Native American music should be used as a foundation for the growth of American music. He felt that through the music of Native Americans and African-Americans, Americans would find their own national style of music. Here Dvorák met with Harry Burleigh, his pupil at the time and one of the earliest A