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Saturday, February 13, 2016 Permalink

The Love Connection


Tucked into Antonin Dvorak's great Cello Concerto is a tune written 30 years earlier--one of many songs he composed in his youth for the first real love of his life.

And while that love was not to be, he continued to re-shape and re-work those early songs—including a final farewell in the Concerto, prompted by the woman’s death--the woman, who was his sister-in-law.

Join us for the storyand the musicon this week's Connections.


Dvorak Cello Concerto Deutsche Grammophon DGG 447 413-2
Secrets of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto Sony 82876737162
Dvorak: Cypresses Somm SOMMCD 236
Dvorak: Love Songs (Kozena, soprano) Deutsche Grammophon DGG 463 472-2
Dvorak Chamber Music Vox CDX 5166
Suites and Serenades by Czech Composers Koch 3-1628-2
New Worlds of Dvorak W.W. Norton & Co. recording accompanying book, New Worlds of Dvorak [ISBN 0-393-04706-7]

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