Podcast: International reach. Dvořák’s sacred choral music.
May 5, 2017
The first performance of the orchestral version of Dvořák’s Mass in D was given at London’s Crystal Palace in 1892. That same year also saw the premiere of his Te Deum in New York, a commission from the founder of the American National Conservatory, Jeanette Thurber, who also instigated the composer’s three-year residency in the city from 1892 to 1895. That international dimension to the music is further enriched on this new recording of the two works by the Spanish orchestral and choral forces, plus a quartet of European vocal soloists, all under the direction of Polish conductor Antoni Wit.