Joseph Horowitz’s "Artists in Exile": Dvořák and America

Saturday, February 23, 2013–5:00 pm
Minás Gallery
815 W. 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211

Join award-winning cultural historian Joseph Horowitz as he reads from and discusses his book Artists in Exile (Harper Collins, 2008).  In his book, Horowitz explores Czech composer Antonin Dvorak’s “American accent.” Dvorak drew inspiration from African American spirituals, Native American chants and the American prairie while in New York in the 1890s. Find out how Dvorak poured those influences into the New World Symphony and other compositions, accompanied  by plenty of musical examples. Horowitz will compare Dvorak to other famous visitors and immigrants, including Erich Korngold — who would become Hollywood’s go-to film composer. This event is part of the PostClassical Ensemble’s “Dvorak and America” festival in D.C., which includes several free concerts from Feb. 22 – March 1. For more info, please go here or contact your host, Samantha Buker at Books will be on hand at the event.