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14 Music Views of the American Landscape Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) Czech Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 “From the New World” Largo - Second Movement “Goin’ Home” Ferde Grofe (1892-1972) “Grand Canyon Suite” - 1931 Paul Winters “Canyon” ‘River Run’ _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________ In 1891 Mrs. Jeanette M. Thurber invited Dvorak to become the director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City at a salary of $15,000 a year, with four months off. He was not interested at first but changed his mind because of the benefits. He arrived in New York in 1892. Bring world-wide renown to the institution. Create an American national school of composition. Dvorak’s attention was drawn to the music of African Americans by Harry T. Burleigh, a talented black student at the National Conservatory who sang for him. He was also interested in the Native American music and the music of American birds. Spillvill Iowa
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course LA 1203 taught by Professor Fryling during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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