June 13 ~ Daily Listening Assignment
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS
Today's piece is slow and easy going. The name "Largo" itself means slow. Antonin Dvorák wrote this as a part of his Symphony No. 9 in E minor, also known as From the New World, Op. 95, B. 178 or just the New World Symphony.
The theme from the Largo was adapted into the spiritual-like song "Goin' Home", often mistakenly considered a folk song or traditional spiritual, by Dvořák's pupil William Arms Fisher, who wrote the lyrics in 1922.
Find Largo in Keyboard Kickoff, Prelude (it's called River Road, Movement 2 and Piano Maestro.
Whenever I think of slow things, I'm reminded of this clip from the old TV Show, Taxi