Anton Seidl and the New York Philharmonic give Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony its first hearing at a December 15 “public rehearsal”; the official world premiere took place the next day.

The composer listened to the December 16 concert from Box 10. Although he did not lead this performance himself, Dvořák had previously appeared at Carnegie Hall four times, including his US debut on October 21, 1892, when he conducted members of the New York Philharmonic, the New York Symphony Orchestra, soloists, and chorus in the world premiere of his Te Deum.

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