Tone Poems

August 13, 2016
Antonin Dvorak

Antonin Dvorak

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Antonin Dvorak, after his triumph with the "New World" Symphony, turned to Czech folk tales for inspiration, some of them with gruesome details. This resulted in tone poems such as "The Midday Witch," and "The Golden Spinning Wheel."

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear some music of Dvorak, as the spinner of yarns. 

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