Sunday, May 30, 2010

Dvorak in the Indianapolis Museum of Art

These musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony are playing the first movement of the Dvorak American Quartet in my favorite part of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (the Dvorak begins at 1' 48"). Pay close attention to the stunningly-beautiful paintings by local artist T.C. Steele that are shown onscreen during the piece, particularly "Pleasant Run" at 2' 03". Oh how I wish they put some Inness, one of the most Dvorak (to use his name as an adjective) of 19th-century American painters, in the mix (his paintings, like this one, hang in other galleries of the museum).

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