The New World Symphony, composed by Dvořák while living in New York, was premiered by the Philharmonic. Explore the original program, minutes, press clippings, and manuscript parts online, and learn more about The New World Initiative, the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary celebration, at nyphil.org/nwi
Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait is a dramatic work for orchestra and narrator that uses Lincoln’s own words as the text. This online exhibit highlights the tradition of having narrators sign the score, and also features audio clips by luminaries ranging from Carl Sandburg and Henry Fonda to Marian Anderson and Joe Torre.
In celebration of Maestro Arturo Toscanini’s 150th birthday, all the archival documents from 1925 to 1945 are now available — everything from season plans to his tax returns to home movies from the 1930 tour.
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