Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 5 in F Op. 76
The Symphony No. 5 by Dvorak was, in fact, a turning point for the composer. It is the true mark that the composer had left the days of his symphonic apprenticeship behind him, finally attaining his unique voice and style as a composer that audiences loved back then, and audiences still love today. The Fifth Symphony is a cheerful work, foreshadowing the good fortune Dvorak was soon to experience in most facets of his life, and it puts on display the composer’s understanding of all the colors that orchestral instruments are capable of. Hear it tonight at 7: our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR.