The score of Dvorak’s New World symphony is one of the first orchestral scores I explored in my teen years. The gestalt of the music with the one sharp key signature of E minor and G major in 3 of the movements was of an open bright score and the music went with this. Today I switched on the radio in the middle of the first movement. Familiar themes but it was darker; there were lots of flats around, filling in the aural page, filtering the sunlight. Heavier music. Is it a whole new world? Or simply a shaded version of the one I knew? I shall explore it. Maybe it will be so new as to be exciting and interesting. I hope so.