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Michael Beckerman: Dvorak in America

A highlight of the Mutual Inspirations Festival, exploring and celebrating Antonin Dvorak's American years and pieces, is Michael Beckerman's symposium and lecture-recital on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Library of Congress. Michael Beckerman is NYU Music Department Chair, and his October 1st event centers on the American Dvorak connection. Classical WETA's David Ginder spoke with Michael Beckerman about what we can learn from a composer's manuscripts, and Dvorak's great interest in African-American spirituals.