Dvořák, String Quintet in E-flat Major (“American”)

Link is given as follows:
Beckerman, chapters 9–10.
David Beveridge, Preface to the Critical Edition of the Quintet

Write a journal using one of the following topics (choose ONE for Journal):

  1. Are there African-American elements in the music of the New World Symphony? Why is it so complicated to answer that question, according to Beckerman?
  2. How is the “American” String Quintet “American”? What musical elements sound exotic and why? What is the Quintet’s connection to Native American music?

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