September 27

Today in 1892, The Musical Herald welcomed Dvořák as director of New York’s National Conservatory

Accompanied by his wife and children, Antonin Dvořák arrived in America on 27 September 1892 to assume the directorship of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City.  Soon after this much anticipated event, Boston’s Musical Herald reprinted a review of the composer’s welcome concert by music critic H. E Krehbiel, originally written for the New York Tribune.  At the concert, Dvořák’s compositions and conducting were featured.


An illustration of Dvořák at the time of his stay in America

[The Musical Herald, Vol. 13 No. 12 (October 1892): 191.]


[The Musical Herald, Vol. 14 No. 1 (November 1892): 30-31.]


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Posted September 27, 2017 by Ben Knysak in category "Curios and Chronicles