The year was 1892. Composer and conductor Antonín Dvorák had just accepted a prestigious offer to come to America — New York, New York. A land of opportunity, rife with possibilities, the task at hand was a teaching position at the National Conservatory of Music of America. Dvôrak was enchanted by the prospect of this prestigious post and was optimistic about his quest—the challenge to develop an American school of composers.
Could Dvorák at the end of the 19th century, land on American shores and influence a generation of composers and musicians that would accept his composing style and choices?
Would there be a blending of musical styles everlasting?
A lifelong New Yorker, and the musical director of the acclaimed Czech National Symphony Orchestra since 2019, you could not find a more perfect interpreter for this celebration of American and Czech musical heritage than Steven Mercurio.
For the first time in 3D MegaDimensional Sound, the clarity and magnificent spatial depth of this recording of Dvorák’s New World Symphony, masterfully captured with only two microphones, will blast you back in time to box seats at Carnegie Hall the night of its premiere. Through vibrant strikes and passionate string passages, Mercurio’s baton leads the Czech National Symphony Orchestra through an unparalleled performance that dissolves more than one hundred and thirty years of history and reaffirms the timelessness of Dvorak’s most acclaimed work.
This recording comes in a choice of two audio packages: The Hi-Res PCM Package (which includes a 192/24 ALAC speaker mix, a 96/24 ALAC headphone mix, & a DSD speaker mix) or The DSD & 48/16 Package (which includes a DSD speaker mix, a DSD headphone mix, a 48/16 WAV speaker mix, and a 48/16 WAV headphone mix), all in Mega-Dimensional Sound™