Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák (8 September 1841 – 1 May 1904) holds a place among the extraordinary figures of musical culture both in the Czech lands and in the world at large. His compositional bequest forms one of the pillars of world cultural heritage. Already during his lifetime he became the most often-performed Czech composer worldwide and the most famous of all Czech artists.

The broad scope of his oeuvre is remarkable. His works encompass all musical genres except ballet, ranging from symphonies, symphonic poems, rhapsodies, serenades, and concertos through the most varied forms of chamber music, songs, unaccompanied choruses, and operas to large works for chorus, soloists, and orchestra. And in terms of overall quantity Dvořák ranks among the most prolific composers of his time.

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