Symphony No. 9 (Dvořák)

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1. Adagio - Allegro molto

2. Largo

3. Scherzo : Molto vivace

4. Allegro con fuoco

The Symphony No. 9 in E Minor "From the New World", Op. 95, B. 178 (Czech: Symfonie č. 9 e moll „Z nového světa“), popularly known as the New World Symphony, was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 during his visit to the United States from 1892 to 1895. It is by far his most popular symphony, and one of the most popular in the modern repertoire. In older literature and recordings this symphony is often indicated as Symphony No. 5 - see also Curse of the ninth.

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Instrumentation

This symphony is scored for an orchestra of the following:

2 flutes (one doubling piccolo)[1], 2 oboes (one doubling on English horn), 2 clarinets in A & B flat (B flat in movt II), 2 bassoons, 4 horns in E, C and F, 2 trumpets in E, C and E flat, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba (second movement only)[2], timpani, triangle (third movement only), cymbals (fourth movement only), and strings.

Movements

The piece has four movements:

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