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Largo

Various Artists

Mercury

Largo is from the second movement of the From the New World symphony by Dvorak. Producers Rick Chertoff (Joan Osborne, Cyndi Lauper) and Rob Hyman (the Hooters) were so impressed with the Czech composer’s work that they decided to make a new, updated recording of the music. They enlisted such notables as the Chieftans, Levon Helm and Garth Hudson of the Band, Taj Mahal, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, and the legendary Carole King.

The result of this massive collaboration is this stunning CD worthy of anyone’s collection. The recordings truly capture Dvorak’s homage to early American music, which he originally brought to European audiences nearly a hundred years ago. The tracks brilliantly blend Celtic reels, African plantation songs, and Native American folk melodies into what became the first truly American musical form. A brilliant effort to be celebrated at every level of musical appreciation.


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