Purchase Symphony Orchestra: From the Old World to the New
Mina Kim, conductor
Antonin Dvorak, an established Czech composer, wrote his Symphony no. 9 when on a two-year stint as the Director of the National Conservatory. Fifty years later, German composer Paul Hindemith, while teaching at Yale, wrote his Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber, using European themes to create a virtuoso showpiece for American orchestral players.