Classics of the Phonograph

Tone Poems

Antonin Dvorak

Antonin Dvorak By Unknown - This image is available from Gallica Digital Library under the digital ID btv1b8417521d, Public Domain.

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.