|SUMMER SONG - May 1968
After a tour conducting in America's concert halls Anton Dvorák is tired and drained of inspiration. Summer 1893 finds him in a remote Illinois lumber town populated largely by Bohemian immigrants - his native people - under the dominance of a hard-headed Irish woman known as Ma Flannagan.
Unrecognized, he takes a brief sabbatical, playing the piano in Flannagan's saloon. The township soon feels the benevolence of his kindly wisdom as he offers advice on the romances and problems of the townsfolk. Refreshed, his inspiration returns, and with it his most popular creation, the New World Symphony.
Book by Eric Maschwitz and Hy Kraft. Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz
Music by Bernard Grun, from themes of Anton Dvorák
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