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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 (in 2014), we asked you to help us celebrate. Beginning Tuesday, April 15th, we played your top 40 favorite classical works on air throughout the day, and posted more information about your favorites right here on this page. Learn more about each work that you chose as your top 40 favorites on Classical 91.5.

#3 Antonín Dvo?ák?

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Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Dvo?ák??'s Symphony No. 9, nicknamed From the New World, was written in the 1890s while Dvo?ák ???was living and working as the director for the National Conservatory of Music? in New York City. The work premiered at Carnegie Hall on December 16, 1893?.  As a skilled as seasoned composer and professor at the Prague Conservatory, Dvo?ák??? had a great deal of experience and expertise to bring to eager young musicians in the United States, where classical music was just beginning to establish itself. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/220717/New-World-Symphony?

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First Voyage, Departure for the New World

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