Seventh Symphony

The Symphony was performed by Isadora for the first time in 1908 in America, at which time she named her masterwork The Dance of the Future. Performed first in Boston, the program opened in New York at the Metropolitan Opera House with Walter Damrosch conducting the New York Symphony Orchestra. An extensive quotation from Richard Wagner describing Beethoven's music as the "Apotheosis of Dance" appears in the program notes of December 29, 1908. Also included is the statement: "Miss Duncan will dance and interpret in pantomime three movements."