New release: Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

This new recording from Christoph König and Soloists Européens Luxembourg features Dvorak’s evergreen ”New World” symphony alongside Charles Ives’s Washington’s Birthday and Aaron Copland’s Quiet City. In the 19th and 20th centuries, for those leaving the Old World – meaning in most cases Europe – America represented the hope of starting a new life unshackled from the past and its politics. America was, for many, a land of dreams. It is this reflective and dreamy quality which unites these three different compositions, each one describing in its own way the land once known as the New World. The new album is published by Rubicon.