Work Title: Symphony No. 9 in E minor “New World Symphony”
Composer: Antonín Dvořák
Year(s) composed/published: written in in 1893
Period: 19th century
Catelog #: Op. 95, B. 178
Movements/Sections: The piece has four movements:
1. Adagio, 4/8 – Allegro molto, 2/4, E minor
2. Largo, common time, D♭ major, then later C♯ minor
3. Scherzo: Molto vivace – Poco sostenuto, 3/4, E minor
4. Allegro con fuoco, common time, E minor, ends in E major.
Work Info: The Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”, Op. 95, B. 178, popularly known as the New World Symphony, was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895. It is by far his most popular symphony, and one of the most popular of all symphonies. In older literature and recordings, this symphony was often numbered as Symphony No. 5. Neil Armstrong took a recording of the New World Symphony to the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission, the first Moon landing, in 1969. The symphony was completed in the building that now houses the Bily Clocks Museum.