Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cello Concerto in B minor by Antonín Dvořák

James P. Aldworth acrylic on paper 1992
30 1/2" x 33" framed
Written from 1894-1895, Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor remains widely performed and admired. The genesis of the piece is not without its share of interpersonal drama. It's still a mystery (and probably always will be) as to why this piece was debuted by English cellist Leo Stern, despite having been written for Dvořák's good friend and famed cellist Hanuš Wihan.

For more information on the history of the concerto, click here.
To read more about Dvořák, click here.

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