Symphony NH: Smetana and Dvorák


Symphony NH is pleased to present Smetana and Dvorák

Smetana, Dvorák, and Martinu are champions of Eastern European music, known for the use of folk music and references to the cultures.  Smetana looks to the natural landscape, so influential to any culture, of his homeland in the symphonic poem The Moldau.  The river running through the music of this tone poem paints the image of its path across the countryside.  Martinu wrote his Concerto for Oboe for a Czech performer committed to performing more of his own cultural music.  Dvorák, known for setting melodies inspired by the folk music found in his travels, looks west to his mentor Johannes Brahms, infusing his folk influences with a more tragic style found in Western European symphonies of the day.


Jonathan McPhee, conductor
Cheryl Bishkoff, oboe

SMETANA The Moldau
MARTINU Concerto for Oboe
DVORÁK Symphony No. 7

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