Antonín Dvorák


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

Work: Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191

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    Dvorak: Cello Concerto / Du Pre, Barenboim, Chicago Symphony
    Label: Arc   Catalog: 806 Release Date: 01/19/2018  
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Dvorak: Cello Concerto & Silent Woods / Du Pre, Barenboim, Chicago Symphony
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 564138 Release Date: 10/06/2017  
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Dvorak: Cello Concerto - Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations / Rostropovich, Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic [Vinyl]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4797726 Release Date: 09/01/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Bloch: Schelomo - Dvorak: Cello Concerto & Klid / Coppey, Karabits
    Label: Audite   Catalog: 97734 Release Date: 07/07/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ernest Bloch,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Marc Coppey
    Conductor:  Kirill Karabits
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
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    New York Philharmonic: 175th Anniversary Edition
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 533636 Release Date: 04/07/2017   Number of Discs: 65
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Richard Strauss,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Ambroise Thomas  ... 
    Performer:  Oscar Levant,  Robert Casadesus,  Isaac Stern,  Yo-Yo Ma
    Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg,  Josef Stransky,  Arturo Toscanini,  Sir John Barbirolli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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    Dvorak & Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos / Rostropovich, Giulini
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 559864 Release Date: 03/24/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Camille Saint-Saëns
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich
    Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Mstislav Rostropovich: Cellist of the Century
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 559857 Release Date: 03/24/2017   Number of Discs: 43
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Nikolay Myaskovsky,  Antonín Dvorák,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Alexander Dedyukhin,  Alexander Dedyuhkin,  David Oistrakh  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent,  Sir Adrian Boult,  George Szell,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra  ... 
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    Pierre Fournier Edition: Complete Recordings on DG, Decca & Philips
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4796909 Release Date: 02/10/2017   Number of Discs: 25
    Composer:  Edouard Lalo,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Max Bruch,  Ernest Bloch  ... 
    Performer:  Pierre Fournier,  Géza Anda,  Wolfgang Schneiderhan,  Giusto Cappone  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean Martinon,  Alfred Wallenstein,  Ferenc Fricsay,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Slava! - The Art of Rostropovich
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4797043 Release Date: 01/27/2017   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Martha Argerich,  Alexander Dedyukhin,  Vladimir Yampolsky  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Grigori Stolyarov,  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  All-Union Radio Orchestra,  Boston Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Michael Gielen Edition, Vol. 4: 1958-2014
    Label: Swr Music   Catalog: 19028 Release Date: 01/13/2017   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Bedrich Smetana,  Franz Liszt,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Besch,  Marianne Luxemburger,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson,  Brigitte Messthaler  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Gielen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra,  SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble  ... 
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    Mstislav Rostropovich: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002593102 Release Date: 01/06/2017   Number of Discs: 37
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Antonín Dvorák,  Alexander Glazunov  ... 
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Martha Argerich,  Rudolf Serkin,  Bruno Giuranna  ... 
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Herbert von Karajan,  Seiji Ozawa,  Paul Sacher  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Boston Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Charles Munch: The Complete RCA Album Collection
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 516979 Release Date: 10/28/2016   Number of Discs: 86
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert,  Vincent D'Indy  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Artur Rubinstein,  Margaret Roggero,  Leslie Chabey  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Munch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Harvard Glee Club  ... 
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    Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven & Brahms: Works for Cello / Rose
    Label: Doremi Records   Catalog: 80389 Release Date: 07/01/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Leonard Rose,  Eugene Istomin,  Nadia Reisenberg
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  Louis de Froment
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra,  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
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    Schumann & Dvorak: Concerti for Cello & Orchestra / Miranda, Vronsky, Moravian Philharmonic
    Label: Navona   Catalog: 6034 Release Date: 06/10/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Carmine Miranda
    Conductor:  Petr Vronsky
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    Dvorak & Martinu: Cello Concertos / Poltera, Dausgaard
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 2157 Release Date: 04/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Bohuslav Martinu
    Performer:  Christian Poltera
    Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutches Symphonie Orchester
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    The Originals: 8 Legendary Albums
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002469802 Release Date: 04/08/2016   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Frédéric Chopin,  Franz Liszt,  Antonín Dvorák  ... 
    Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff,  Martha Argerich,  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Anne-Sophie Mutter  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber,  Claudio Abbado,  Rafael Kubelik,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    111: 6 Classic Recordings [6 LP]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: B002438901 Release Date: 01/15/2016   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Robert Schumann,  Antonín Dvorák,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Karl Ridderbusch,  Hans Haselbock,  Julia Hamari  ... 
    Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler,  Herbert von Karajan,  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Concert Choir  ... 
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    111: The Collector's Editions [111 CDs]
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002422702 Release Date: 12/11/2015   Number of Discs: 111
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Maurice Ravel,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  David Oistrakh,  Igor Oistrakh,  Sviatoslav Richter,  Martha Argerich  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Daniel Barenboim,  Lorin Maazel,  Franz Konwitschny  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Amadeus Quartet,  Paris Orchestra  ... 
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  • 19.
    The History of Classical Music in 24 Hours
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002403602 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 24
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Pérotin,  Guillaume de Machaut,  John Dunstable  ... 
    Performer:  Konrad Ragossnig,  Charles [Tenor Vocals] Daniels,  Susan Gritton,  Trevor Pinnock  ... 
    Conductor:  Pater Godehard Joppich,  David Munrow,  Josef Ulsamer,  Bruno Turner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London,  Ulsamer-Collegium,  Pro Cantione Antiqua  ... 
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  • 20.
    Zara Nelsova: Cello Concertos, Sonatas & Suites
    Label: Audite   Catalog: 21433 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Robert Schumann,  Darius Milhaud,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Zara Nelsova,  Lothar Broddack,  Artur Balsam
    Conductor:  Georg Ludwig Jochum,  Gerd Albrecht
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    Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Dumky Trio
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 1828 Release Date: 10/09/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Sebastian Klinger,  Lisa Batiashvili,  Milana Chernyavska
    Conductor:  Simon Gaudenz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Yo-Yo Ma: The Classical Cello Collection
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 513074 Release Date: 10/02/2015   Number of Discs: 15
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Luigi Boccherini,  Franz Schubert,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma,  Ton Koopman,  Emanuel Ax,  Edgar Meyer  ... 
    Conductor:  Ton Koopman,  Claudio Abbado,  Kurt Masur,  Lorin Maazel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra,  New York Philharmonic,  ORTF National Orchestra  ... 
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    Dvorak: 'cello Concerto; Faure: Elegie For 'cello And Orchestra
    Label: Hi. Q   Catalog: 45 Release Date: 09/18/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Gabriel Fauré
    Performer:  János Starker
    Conductor:  Walter Susskind
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    Dvorak, Lalo: Cello Concertos / Moser, Hrusa,  Prague Philharmonia
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186488 Release Date: 09/11/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Edouard Lalo
    Performer:  Johannes Moser
    Conductor:  Jakub Hrusa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
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    A Romantic Portrait: Dvora, Schumann, Tchaikovsky
    Label: Praga   Catalog: 350112 Release Date: 07/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Robert Schumann,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich
    Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
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