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Jan 25, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Days in the Life and Death of a Composer

Antonín Dvořák Symposium at New York University

Sunday, January 25
9 am

New York University
24 Waverly Place, Room 32, New York City

Professor Michael Beckerman has organized an Antonín Dvořák symposium entitled “Days in the Life and Death of a Composer” – as a follow-up to New Jersey Symphony Winter Festival.

The morning session will consist of several short papers, each addressing one day in Dvořák’s life. Jan Smaczny from Queen’s University Belfast will talk about a date in the 1860’s, Maurice Peress has taken the day when Dvořák met his family in New York after months of separation.

Victor Yellin will talk about a parallel day in the life of American composer Horatio Parker, and Michael Beckerman will speak about the day James Huneker arrived at Dvořák’s door in 1892 with some “Negro Music” for the Master, and how Dvo.ák came to create his “American style.” The afternoon session will
feature discussion of Dvořák’s correspondence, and a lecture on issues surrounding plans for a Dvořák memorial.

The general public is welcome.

Symposium includes: A Recital of Antonin Dvořák´s Works for Piano by Radoslav Kvapil


Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Jan 25, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


New York University

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