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Dvorak and his Musical "New World"

Antonin Dvorak's "New World" Symphony was welcomed instantly and universally as a sublime musical masterpiece and a profound experience for audiences when it was premiered at Carnegie Hall in New York in 1893. But it is revealing and fascinating to look back today at the controversies about its composition and its reception, revolving around questions of cultural authenticity and its place in a struggle to define what, if any, significance in the larger artistic universe America might aspire to.

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