6 – Czech, Please: Dvorak in America


For the sixth episode of Backstage Podcast, join us as we explore the musical and cultural repercussions of Dvorak’s visit to the United States.

Mrs. Jeannette Thurber, the founder of the National Conservatory of Music of America, was determined to bring the influential Czech composer to New York–she succeeded by offering him unprecedented influence and a huge paycheck.

Dvorak sailed into Hoboken in 1892. In his wake came musical change, cultural reconsideration, and a group of very disgruntled American composers.

Dvorak in America

We’re so glad you joined us.

We also invite you to read our guest article on the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society’s website.


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