“The American Flag”

By |2020-09-16T11:29:46-05:00June 13th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Antonin Dvorak, Audio/Video|

Antonín Dvořák wrote the cantata “The American Flag” in 1892-3, during the Czech composer’s tenure as director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City. The work was commissioned by the founder of the conservatory, Jeanette Thurber, to celebrate Dvořák’s arrival in the United States and to commemorate the four-hundredth anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ [...]