Antonin Dvorak

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Antonin Dvorak (Nelahozeves, Bohemia, 1841 - Prague, 1904) was a Czech composer. In 1892, he came to America and remained here until 1895.

His works display the influences of folk music, mainly Czech (furiant and dumky dance traits, polka rhythms, immediate repetition of an initial bar) but also ones that might equally be seen as American. [1]

Some works

  • Serenade for Strings, (1875)
  • Scherzo capriccioso, (1883), Polonaise
  • Symphonies No. 1 to 8
  • Symphony No. 9 in E minor, (1893), Op. 95, New World Symphony, one of his most famous pieces.
  • Five symphonic poems, (1896 - 1897)
  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 53
  • Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 104
  • Fourteen string quartets; (most popular: the 12th, The American, Op. 96)
  • Mass in D Major, Op. 86
  • Rusalka, Op. 114, opera
  • Slavonic Dances
  • Slavonic Rhapsodies

See also

Statue of Dvorak in Prague.

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