week 5 dvoraks passions



Antonin Dvorak wrote music with consistent style, outstanding craftsmanship, beautiful melodies, rhythmic vitality and uncommon charm. Successful and well-respected for most of his adult life, he seemed free of the anxieties that plague so many artists, but he did have his passions. In addition to his large, close-knit family, Dvorak had life-long love affairs with trains, birds and nature in general. Like Mozart, he composed an early string quintet, but his unique addition was the double bass, creating a lush, fullness of sound that borders on the edge of a chamber orchestra, throughout. In addition to complementary works by Cherubini and Le Beouf, Dvorak’s disarming Terzetto, which leaves out the bass and ‘cello altogether, creating a totally contrasting set of sonorities, to round out this poignant and expressive program.

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“One of the outstanding cultural resources 
in the state of New Hampshire” 
– NH State Council on the Arts


Aug 14, 2021

4:00 pm ~ Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, Haverhill, NH

Aug 15, 2021

4:00 pm ~ Dow Field Pavilion, Franconia, NH