As our lives — slowly but surely — go back to normal, we are learning to reconnect: with friends and family, places, communities, and the things we love that bring us joy. Let’s listen to music by composers trying to reconnect with the people and places they miss. Will music help them to feel closer?
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.
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.