Humanities Moments

Humanities Moments

We’ve all had “humanities moments” — when our lives were made richer, more poignant, and meaningful because of the insights the humanities provide.

Dvořák’s cello concerto

Contributed by Yolande Frommer, 78, retired Travel Agent

Description

It was our first real date. His blind date had backed out and I volunteered to hear Rostropovich’s debut in Washington to play the Dvořák. It was not only a memorable concert but a few years later I married my date. We had a wonderful marriage lasting almost 40 years until he passed away. This experience listening to the concerto was the real start of my love for classical music.
Mstislav Rostropovich

Why is this a Humanities Moment?

This concerto will always be “our song.”

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Title

Dvořák’s cello concerto

Subject

This concerto will always be “our song.”

Description

It was our first real date. His blind date had backed out and I volunteered to hear Rostropovich’s debut in Washington to play the Dvořák. It was not only a memorable concert but a few years later I married my date. We had a wonderful marriage lasting almost 40 years until he passed away. This experience listening to the concerto was the real start of my love for classical music.

Creator

Antonín Dvořák

Source

Dvořák’s Cello concerto

Date

1967

Contributor

Yolande Frommer, 78, retired Travel Agent

Identifier

dvorak-cello-concerto

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