Czech composer Antonín Dvořák spent three years living and working in New York City. Discover how he used the sound of the cello to reconnect with his beloved Bohemia and how his mixed-up feelings about longing for home were expressed through musical contrasts.
Sometimes it’s hard to express how we’re feeling, especially when emotions are overwhelming or confusing. Listen to how music and poetry can help us make sense of, and communicate, big feelings so we can reconnect with those we love. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
In times of profound change and challenges, how do composers and other artists deliver messages of hope, and what do they inspire in you? Hear music by Florence Price, Roberto Sierra, William Grant Still, and Jessie Montgomery.
Kathleen Battle, one of the great sopranos of her time, sings a popular aria from Mozart’s Il ré pastore (The Shepherd King). Shlomo Mintz plays the solo violin part, representing the title character’s thoughts of his absent beloved.
Aria, L’amerò sarò costante, from Il ré pas...