Antonín Dvorák

Biography

Born: 1841   Died: 1904   Country: Czechoslovakia   Period: Romantic
Widely regarded as the most distinguished of Czech composers, Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904) produced attractive and vigorous music possessed of clear formal outlines, melodies that are both memorable and spontaneous-sounding, and a colorful, effective instrumental sense. Dvorák is considered one of the major figures of nationalism, both proselytizing for and making actual use of folk influences, which he expertly combined with Classical forms in Read more works of all genres. His symphonies are among his most widely appreciated works; the Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World," 1893) takes a place among the finest and most popular examples of the symphonic literature. Similarly, his Cello Concerto (1894-1895) is one of the cornerstones of the repertory, providing the soloist an opportunity for virtuosic flair and soaring expressivity. Dvorák displayed special skill in writing for chamber ensembles, producing dozens of such works; among these, his 14 string quartets (1862-1895), the "American" Quintet (1893) and the "Dumky" Trio (1890-1891) are outstanding examples of their respective genres, overflowing with attractive folklike melodies set like jewels into the solid fixtures of Brahmsian absolute forms.
Dvorák's "American" and "New World" works arose during the composer's sojourn in the United States in the early 1890s; he was uneasy with American high society and retreated to a small, predominantly Czech town in Iowa for summer vacations during his stay. However, he did make the acquaintance of the pioneering African-American baritone H.T. Burleigh, who may have influenced the seemingly spiritual-like melodies in the "New World" symphony and other works; some claim that the similarity resulted instead from a natural affinity between African-American and Eastern European melodic structures.
By that time, Dvorák was among the most celebrated of European composers, seen by many as the heir to Brahms, who had championed Dvorák during the younger composer's long climb to the top. The son of a butcher and occasional zither player, Dvorák studied the organ in Prague as a young man and worked variously as a café violist and church organist during the 1860s and 1870s while creating a growing body of symphonies, chamber music, and Czech-language opera. For three years in the 1870s he won a government grant (the Viennese critic Hanslick was among the judges) designed to help the careers of struggling young creative artists. Brahms gained for Dvorák a contract with his own publisher, Simrock, in 1877; the association proved a profitable one despite an initial controversy that flared when Dvorák insisted on including Czech-language work titles on the printed covers, a novelty in those musically German-dominated times. In the 1880s and 1890s Dvorák's reputation became international in scope thanks to a series of major masterpieces that included the Seventh, Eighth, and "New World" symphonies. At the end of his life he turned to opera once again; Rusalka, from 1901, incorporates Wagnerian influences into the musical telling of its legend-based story, and remains the most frequently performed of the composer's vocal works. Dvorák, a professor at Prague University from 1891 on, exerted a deep influence on Czech music of the twentieth century; among his students was Josef Suk, who also became his son-in-law. Read less
Dvorák: Symphonic Poems, Overtures / Kuchar
Release Date: 03/01/2005   Label: Brilliant Classics  
Catalog: 92297   Number of Discs: 3
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Work: Songs My Mother Taught Me (Als die alte Mutter)

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    Angela Gheorghiu: 3 Classic Albums
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002131302 Release Date: 09/16/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Jules Massenet,  Alfredo Catalani,  Vincenzo Bellini  ... 
    Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu,  Daniela Vendemiati,  Giuseppe Crott,  Malcolm Martineau
    Conductor:  John Mauceri,  Riccardo Chailly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Chorus,  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
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    Dvorak: The Cello Works / Daniel Muller-schott
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 855141 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Daniel Müller-Schott,  Robert Kulek
    Conductor:  Michael Sanderling
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    Simple Gifts / Yvonne Kenny, Vladimir Kamirski, Melbourne So
    Label: Abc Classics   Catalog: 4425092 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Giacomo Puccini,  Léo Delibes,  Ivor Novello  ... 
    Performer:  Yvonne Kenny
    Conductor:  Melbourne Symphony Orches
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    The Best Of Yvonne Kenny
    Label: Abc Classics   Catalog: 4764620 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  George Frideric Handel,  Richard Strauss,  Rudolf Sieczynski  ... 
    Performer:  Yvonne Kenny,  Malcolm Martineau,  Caroline Almonte,  Joe Chindamo  ... 
    Conductor:  Wlodzimierz Kamirski,  Johannes Fritzsch,  Richard Bonynge,  Guy Noble  ... 
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    Magdalena  Kozena -  Three Classic Albums
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001999702 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Traditional,  Leos Janácek,  Antonín Dvorák,  Erwin Schulhoff  ... 
    Performer:  Magdalena Kozená,  Malcolm Martineau,  Michael Freimuth,  Dorothea Röschmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel,  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne,  Mahler Chamber Orchestra,  Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre
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    Dvorak / Alisa Weilerstein
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001976502 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Alisa Weilerstein,  Anna Polonsky
    Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Kreisler, Paganini / Yo-Yo Ma, Patricia Zander
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 54718 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Cécile Louise Chaminade,  Antonín Dvorák,  Niccolň Paganini,  Fritz Kreisler
    Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma,  Patricia Zander
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    Dvorak In Prague: A Celebration (Remastered)
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 756035 Release Date: 07/09/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Yo-Yo Ma,  Rudolf Firkusny,  Frederica Von Stade
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonic Chorus
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    Piano Rarities, Vol.3: Transcriptions
    Label: Piano 21   Catalog: 45 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Borodin,  Antonín Dvorák,  Aram Khachaturian,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Cyprien Katsaris
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    The Sound of Pablo Casals
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 780032 Release Date: 02/05/2013   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Max Bruch,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Pablo Casals,  Alfred Cortot,  Jacques Thibaud,  Otto Schulhof
    Conductor:  George Szell,  Sir Adrian Boult,  Landon Ronald,  Pablo Casals
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Label: Somerset Entertainment   Catalog: 50408 Release Date: 01/01/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Frédéric Chopin,  Astor Piazzolla  ... 
    Performer:  Davide Direnzo,  Charles Cozens,  Bill Bridges
    Conductor:  Constantine Hvatynetz
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    Label: Supraphon   Catalog: SU3792-2 Release Date: 01/01/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Václav Vackar,  Claude Debussy,  George Frideric Handel,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Gabriela Demeterová,  Tereza Mátlova,  Jana Bousková
    Conductor:  Jan Chalupecky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Collegium
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    The Mood Of Fifty Shades Of Grey
    Label: Quicksilver   Catalog: 6016 Release Date: 12/04/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Pachelbel,  Edvard Grieg,  Claude Debussy,  Erik Satie  ... 
    Conductor:  Sheldon Cohen
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    Dvorak: Silent Woods / Christian Poltera, Kathryn Stott
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1947 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Christian Poltera,  Kathryn Stott
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    Dvorak: Piano Quartet No. 2, Op. 87, Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81 / Schubert Ensemble
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10719 Release Date: 05/29/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Jane Salmon,  Simon Blendis,  Douglas Paterson,  William Howard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schubert Ensemble
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    Storyteller / Tine Thing Helseth
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 0883282 Release Date: 01/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Antonín Dvorák,  Léo Delibes,  Jean Sibelius  ... 
    Performer:  Tine Thing Helseth
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    Embrace / Seunghee Lee
    Label: Summit Records   Catalog: 577 Release Date: 11/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Gabriel Fauré,  Gabriel Pierné,  Antonín Dvorák  ... 
    Performer:  Seunghee Lee,  Evan Solomon
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    Icon - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Perfect Prima Donna
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 18459 Release Date: 03/22/2011   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Gottfried H. Stölzel,  George Frideric Handel,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  J. Edward Merret,  Harold Jackson,  Geraint Jones,  Manoug Parikian  ... 
    Conductor:  Peter Gellhorn,  Otto Klemperer,  Thurston Dart,  Josef Krips  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Dinner Classics
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 9063 Release Date: 01/25/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Luigi Boccherini,  Anton Rubinstein,  Edvard Grieg,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó,  János Bálint,  Deborah Sipkai,  Dénes Várjon  ... 
    Conductor:  Béla Bánfalvi,  Janos Kovács,  Emil Tabakov,  Pavel Urbanek  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Mozart Ensemble
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    Adagio & Furioso / Gypsy Devils
    Label: Supraphon   Catalog: 4040 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Johannes Brahms,  Antonín Dvorák,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
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    In The Still Of Night / Netrebko, Barenboim
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001403402 Release Date: 04/27/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Antonín Dvorák,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Performer:  Anna Netrebko,  Daniel Barenboim
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  • 22.
    Yo-Yo Ma - 30 Years Outside the Box
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 752307 Release Date: 10/27/2009   Number of Discs: 90
    Composer:  Sandeep Das,  Traditional,  Kayhan Kalhor,  Zhou Long  ... 
    Performer:  Joseph Gramley,  Kim Dong-Won,  Yo-Yo Ma,  Mark Suter  ... 
    Conductor:  Miguel Harth-Bedoya,  John T. Williams,  Ennio Morricone,  Isaac Stern  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Qi Lin  ... 
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    Little Music Lovers - Lullabies
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001289002 Release Date: 09/22/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Schubert,  Stephen Foster,  Antonín Dvorák  ... 
    Performer:  Mirella Freni,  Leontyne Price,  Marilyn Horne,  Osian Ellis  ... 
    Conductor:  Leone Magiera,  Herbert von Karajan,  Carl Davis,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Pablo Casals - The Complete EMI Recordings
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 94932 Release Date: 06/16/2009   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Manel Saderra,  Julio Garreta,  Enrique Casals,  Pablo Casals  ... 
    Performer:  Pablo Casals,  Otto Schulhof,  Blas Net,  Jacques Thibaud  ... 
    Conductor:  Pablo Casals,  Landon Ronald,  Alfred Cortot,  Sir Adrian Boult  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cobla "La Principal de Gerona",  London Symphony Orchestra,  Pablo Casals Orchestra  ... 
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    Songs My Mother Taught Me / Magdalena Kozena
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001279102 Release Date: 04/21/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leos Janácek,  Bohuslav Martinu,  Antonín Dvorák,  Vitezslav Novák  ... 
    Performer:  Magdalena Kozená,  Malcolm Martineau,  Dorothea Röschmann,  Michael Freimuth
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