Dvorak: Slavonic Dances in C Major
Join Music Director Emeritus James Judd and the NZSO for a performance of Dvorak's Slavonic Dances as part of the Song of Destiny concert.
5 minutes 34 seconds
Dvorak Slavonic Dances in C Major
James Judd Conductor
Dvořák originally wrote the Slavonic Dances as piano duets, but their immediate success and popularity prompted him to arrange them for a full orchestra. Drawing from the rich heritage of Slavic rhythms and melodies, Dvořák incorporated elements of Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Ukrainian folk music into these vibrant compositions.
Each dance is characterised by its unique rhythm, tempo, and mood, showcasing Dvořák's mastery of orchestration and his ability to evoke the essence of Slavic folk music.