Saturday, April 01, 2006

Back in February, Sam was good enough to post the Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor. Antonin Dvorak, however, wrote more for solo cello with orchestra. As Sam already wrote about Dvorak, I won't repeat his the basics.

In 1891, Dvorak went on a tour of Czechoslovakia, performaing in 39 cities with his good friends Ferdinand Lachner, violin and Hanuš Wihan, cello. Dvorak had written several pieces for violin but he badly needed cello music so he transcribed a piano duet from his Op. 6 toa solo for cello and piano. Klid ("Silent Woods") Piece for Cello and Orchestra was the result and eventually, Dvorak transcribed the piano part for orchestra.

Following this tour of his homeland, Dvorak left for the New World of America where he composed his 9th Symphony, "The New World Symphony" and a year later, the cello concerto. As he was working on the symphony, Dovrak was also writing another cello solo, entitlted, Rondo for Cello and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 94.

This post was originally intended to be an April Fool's joke. I had wanted to post Justified by Justin Timberlake for a long time, just as a joke and this seemed like the best time to do it. I coudlnt upload the entire album so I just put together a questionable pieces. Enjoy...

5 Comments:

At April 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

april fools! i must say i love this dvorak works for cello. i never knew he sounds as good as britney spears.

 
At April 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi guys. Methinks you might have uploaded the wrong file. Expecting Dvorak's cello music, I got Snoop Dogg instead (plus some others). Unless Antonin wrote 'Drop it Like it's Hot'? Perhaps...
Stefano

 
At April 02, 2006, Blogger Sam said...

Ah, good one, good one. I was in the middle of downloading the album yesterday and thought to myself, "Crap, this is probably gonna be Justified." So I stopped the download. Almost got me, though.

 
At April 05, 2006, Blogger Miss F said...

i think this is the only music blogspot that posted s0mething funnY on apRiL 1! ^___^

 
At July 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, i´m from Prague, Czech republic and enjoy your blog much... just want to thank you!
bye,

mia

 

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