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 story—and the music—on 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]|