The new car has a feature whereby it identifies the songs on some of the radio stations. Huh, Nick Jonas has a single sans his brothers. Unfortunately, the feature doesn’t seem to work on the classical radio stations.
We’re listening to WMHT-FM, and the Wife and I are trying to identify the composer. It that Beethoven? No, it sounds too Russian, maybe Tchaikovsky. This is driving me crazy.
Since The Wife was baking that night, we needed eggs and a few other items from the Honest Weight Food Co-op. I’m standing in the bakery section when I hear this guy humming the very same thing we’d been trying to figure out.
I say to him excitedly, “What IS that you’re humming?”
“I was humming? Oh, I’m sorry.”
“No, no. WHAT are you humming?”
“Dvorak’s New World Symphony.”
D’oh. I love that thing, own it on CD, but I simply couldn’t place it.
“Were you listening to WMHT too?” I asked, knowing full well the answer was yes.
LISTEN to The Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World”, Op. 95, B. 178, popularly known as the New World Symphony, composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 during his visit to the United States from 1892 to 1895.
Here is another version.
Jaquandor insists No, John Williams did NOT rip off Dvorak.