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Seattle Symphony Orchestra's rendition of Dvorák's Seventh Symphony is going be an unforgettable experience for music lovers. Also known as Symphony No. 7, Dvorák's Seventh Symphony was finished in 1885 and first played in London later that year. It was originally published as Symphony No. 2 but changed later on. Considered as one of Antonín Dvorák's finest works, its compositional structure is made up of an Allegro mestoso, a Poco adagio in F major, a Scherzon with Vivace – Poco meno mosso and an Allegro Finale. This forty-minute piece of music has gained transcendence over the past century and can now be heard live as different symphonies and orchestras play this symphony all year round. Now that Seattle Symphony Orchestra is all set to play this iconic symphony, make sure to book Dvorák's Seventh Symphony tickets to enjoy it.
Dvorák's Seventh Symphony is scored for an orchestra with two oboes, two flutes, two bassoons, two clarinets in A and B, four horns in D and F, three trombones, two trumpets in C, D, and F, a timpani and strings. Antonín Dvorák, fabled Czech composer, began work on the symphony in 1884. He was inspired by Johannes Brahms's 3rd Symphony, which had just been released, and thus thought of writing a new symphony. Around the same time, he was invited by the Philharmonic Society of London, as an honorary member, who requested him to write a new symphony.
While coming back from Prague's railway station during one of his daily walks, Dvorák though that the subject of Symphony No. 7 should be the arrival of the train bringing his fellow Czech countrymen from Pest. They were coming to Prague's National Theatre for a musical evening to support the ongoing political struggles of the time. Dvorák, therefore, decided that his new symphony would reflect his nation's political struggle, as well as reconcile his own personal feelings of peace and intense patriotism. His new symphony, thus, represented his wish to see the Czech Republic flourish.
In five days, the 1st movement of Dvorák's Seventh Symphony was complete. About this piece, he wrote to his friend “I can think of nothing else. God grant that this Czech music will move the world!” There is no doubt that his passion and patriotism was translated into this work, making it his most personal and passionate of all pieces. After ten more days, he finished the slow movement's sketch and would add a footnote saying 'from the sad years'. This was a reference to the recent passing away of his mother, as well as his eldest child. These two personal tragedies also influenced the symphony's style.
Within a month, Dvorák completed sketches for the third and fourth movements. By then, the symphony started to reflect elements of serenity and calm, but the musings of unsettled weather and turmoil were still present. Later on, Dvorák went on to say that his symphony reflected the Czech people's ability to resist political oppressors.
By 1885, Symphony No. 7 was completed. It was performed for the first in London's St James's Hall, with Dvorák himself as the conductor. The symphony became wildly successful and would go on to see countless performances in later years. The critics praised it unanimously and ranked it among the best creations of Antonín Dvorák. Reviewers noted that this harmony was particularly ambitious in terms of structure and the most international in terms of its message. Dvorák scholar John Clapham has even gone on to say that Symphony No. 7 “must surely be Dvorák's greatest symphony.”
Over the years, Dvorák Seventh Symphony has remained a favorite of orchestral groups who have delivered its magnificent renditions. The upcoming performance by Seattle Symphony Orchestra will surely raise the bar for other by presenting a stirring version of Dvorák's melancholic tribute to his homeland. If you like Dvorák's work then Dvorák's Seventh Symphony tickets should be your prized possession.