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.

For Piano



And orchestra



The theme from the Largo was adapted into the spiritual-like song "Goin' Home", often mistakenly considered a folk song or traditional spiritual, by Dvoƙák'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