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: Complete Symphonies / Järvi, Scottish National O
Release Date: 07/23/2002   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 9991   Number of Discs: 6
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Dvorák in Prague - A Celebration
Release Date: 05/29/2007   Label: Kultur Video  
Catalog: 4211   Number of Discs: 1
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Dvorák: Symphony No 4, Etc / Järvi, Cook, Scottish No
Release Date: 10/28/1992   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 8608   Number of Discs: 1
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Dvorák: Complete Symphonic Poems / Järvi, Royal Scottish No
Release Date: 04/13/1999   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 2403   Number of Discs: 2
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Dvorák, Martinu: Sextets, Etc / Asmf Chamber Ensemble
Release Date: 09/20/1994   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 8771   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191

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  • 76.
    Dvorák: Cello Concerto; Prokofiev, Debussy, Webern / Harrell, Levine
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 85067 Release Date: 12/04/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Claude Debussy,  Anton Webern,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  James Levine,  Lynn Harrell
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 77.
    British Composers Series- Tippett: Fantasia, Concerto, Etc
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 63522 Release Date: 10/22/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Michael Tippett,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Robert Masters,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Derek Simpson,  Julian Cummings  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Tippett,  Sir Colin Davis,  Rudolf Barshai
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra,  Edinburgh String Quartet,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 78.
    Ultimate Cello Classics - The Essential Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000972402 Release Date: 09/11/2007   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber,  Samuel Sanders,  Heinrich Schiff,  John Birch  ... 
    Conductor:  Václav Neumann,  Nicholas Cleobury,  Maxim Shostakovich,  Yan Pascal Tortelier  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 79.
    The Rostropovich Edition - Dvorak, Brahms, Haydn
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 65701 Release Date: 08/06/2007   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Ernest Bloch,  Richard Strauss  ... 
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Ulrich Koch,  David Oistrakh
    Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Leonard Bernstein,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  ORTF National Orchestra  ... 
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  • 80.
    Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Schubert: Arpeggione / Harrell
    Label: Rca Papillion   Catalog: 6531 Release Date: 07/18/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Lynn Harrell,  James Levine
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 81.
    The Glory Of Rostropovich / 8-Disc Set
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000839202 Release Date: 03/20/2007   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Luigi Boccherini,  Robert Schumann,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Giuseppe Tartini  ... 
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Rudolf Serkin,  Martha Argerich
    Conductor:  Paul Sacher,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Herbert von Karajan,  Mstislav Rostropovich  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum,  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 82.
    Dvorak: Piano Concerto, Cello Concerto / Rivinius, Firkusny
    Label: Video Artists International   Catalog: 4406 Release Date: 01/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Gustav Rivinius,  Rudolf Firkusny
    Conductor:  Václav Neumann,  Jiří Bělohlávek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 83.
    Dvorak: Symphony No 9, Etc / Feuermann, Taube, Szell, Et Al
    Label: Opus Kura   Catalog: 2061 Release Date: 01/02/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Emanuel Feuermann
    Conductor:  Michael Taube,  George Szell
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra,  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 84.
    Great Musicians In Copenhagen
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 303 Release Date: 02/01/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Claude Debussy,  Francis Poulenc  ... 
    Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky,  Vladimir Horowitz,  Wanda Landowska,  Rudolf Serkin  ... 
    Conductor:  Fritz Busch,  Nicolai Malko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 85.
    Dvorák: Cello Concerto;  Schumann: Cello Concerto
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 413 Release Date: 01/13/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Erling Blöndal Bengtsson
    Conductor:  Ilya Stupel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artur Rubinstein State Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 86.
    Dvorák: Cello Concerto, Etc / Queyras, Belohlávek, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901867 Release Date: 11/08/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras,  Alexander Melnikov,  Isabelle Faust
    Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
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  • 87.
    Vaclav Talich Special Edition Vol 5 - Dvorák / Rostropovich
    Label: Supraphon   Catalog: 3825 Release Date: 10/25/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Frantisek Maxian
    Conductor:  Vaclav Talich
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 88.
    Dvorak: Complete Concertos / Vavrinek, Moravian Philharmonic
    Label: Cube Bohemia   Catalog: 2426 Release Date: 05/31/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Jan Pálenícek,  Jana Novakova,  Jitka Cechova
    Conductor:  Stanislav Vavrínek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 89.
    Dvorák: Cello Concerto; Bruch, Tchaikovsky / Starker, Dorati
    Label: Mercury Living Presence   Catalog: 000450236 Release Date: 05/10/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Max Bruch,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  János Starker
    Conductor:  Antal Doráti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 90.
    Dvorak, Elgar: Cello Concertos / Casals, Szell, Boult
    Label: Emi Great Artists Of The Century   Catalog: 62953 Release Date: 01/25/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Pablo Casals
    Conductor:  George Szell,  Sir Adrian Boult,  Landon Ronald
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 91.
    Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Walton: Cello Concerto / Piatigorsky
    Label: Rca Victor Living Stereo   Catalog: 66375 Release Date: 01/25/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky
    Conductor:  Charles Munch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
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  • 92.
    Dvorák, Brahms: Concertos / Fournier, Et Al
    Label: Bbc Legends   Catalog: 4149 Release Date: 09/21/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Zino Francescatti,  Pierre Fournier
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
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  • 93.
    Yo-yo Ma - The Dvorak Album
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 92858 Release Date: 09/07/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma,  Itzhak Perlman,  Patricia Zander
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur,  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Boston Symphony Orchestra
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  • 94.
    Dvorak, Suk: Works For Cello & Orchestra / Bruns, Et Al
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98478 Release Date: 08/01/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Josef Suk
    Performer:  Peter Bruns,  Kai Volger
    Conductor:  Michael Helmrath
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
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  • 95.
    Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Strauss: Don Quixote / Rostropovich
    Label: Yedang Entertainment   Catalog: 10015 Release Date: 06/14/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Dimitri Shebalin
    Conductor:  Boris Khaikin,  Kiril Kondrashin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 96.
    Dvorak 100th Anniversary Edition: Concertos
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 2564615282 Release Date: 05/24/2004   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
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  • 97.
    Dvorak: Works For Cello And Orchestra /Grzegorz Nowak, Et Al
    Label: Arts Music   Catalog: 47638 Release Date: 04/27/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Wenn-Sinn Yang
    Conductor:  Grzegorz Nowak
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Orchestra,  Sinfonica Helvetica
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  • 98.
    Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Brahms: Double Concerto / Tortelier, Menuhin
    Label: Emi Classics Encore   Catalog: 75865 Release Date: 06/10/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Paul Tortelier,  Yehudi Menuhin
    Conductor:  Paavo Berglund,  André Previn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 99.
    Dvorak: Cello Concerto, The Water Goblin, Etc / Bakels
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1276 Release Date: 10/29/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Torleif Thedéen
    Conductor:  Kees Bakels
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 100.
    Dvorak, Elgar: Cello Concertos; Bartok: Rhapsody No 1 / Noras, Saraste, Oramo, Finnish Radio Symphony
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 740600 Release Date: 05/14/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Béla Bartók,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Arto Noras
    Conductor:  Jukka-Pekka Saraste,  Sakari Oramo
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
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