Antonin Dvořák and Harry T. Burleigh

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Heard On The Odyssey Series
Antonin Dvorák 1841-1904 (Photo in Public Domain)

(#1) Antonin Dvořák, Czech composer, notably associated with symphonic works including the “New World Symphony” – the work contains a warm and richly identifiable motif that itself became a song called “Goin’ Home”. How this happened can best be described as a blend of folklore, legend and interpretation due to a chance meeting with Harry T. Burleigh, an African American voice student who by most accounts, introduced Dvořák to the genre of Afrocentric sacred music in the United States.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Joe Hardtke Technical Director

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