Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    8th September 1841
  • Died
    1st May 1904
  • Birthplace
    Nelahozeves, Czech Republic

Antonín Leopold Dvořák was a Czech composer. Born in Nelahozeves, he displayed his gifts at an early age: his first surviving work, 'Forget-me-not polka' was written when he was 14. He graduated from the organ school in Prague in 1859, and in the 1860s he played as a violist in the Bohemian Provisional Theater Orchestra while also teaching piano. In 1873, he married Anna Čermáková, and left the orchestra to pursue another career as a church organist. Dvořák's music attracted the interest of Johannes Brahms, who assisted his career. Following Bedřich Smetana, he employed features of Moravian and Bohemian folk music. He became popular in the United Kingdom, and held posts in Russia and in the Prague Conservatory before moving to America in 1892, where he became the director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York. However, increasing recognition in Europe, and an onset of homesickness made him return to Bohemia. Among Dvořák's best known works are his 'New World' Symphony, the opera Rusalka and, and the seventh Humoresque.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Rusalka, Op. 114 - 'Song to the Moon' Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Piano
Bagatelles, Op.47 Bagatelle Chamber group
Ballade, Op.15 Ballade Solo Instrument and Piano
The American Flag, Op.102 Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cello Concerto in A major, B.10 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Cello Concerto, Op.104 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto, Op.33 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Violin Concerto, Op.53 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Furiants, Op.42 Dance Piano
Scottish Dances, Op.41 Dance Piano
Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 Dance Piano
Slavonic Dances, Op.72 Dance Piano 4 hands
Moravian Duets, Op. 32 Duet Voice(s) and Piano
Requiem, Op.89 Funeral Music Choir and Orchestra
Impromptu, B.129 Impromptu Piano
Festival March, B.88 March Orchestra
6 Mazurkas, Op.56 Mazurka Piano
Mazurek, Op.49 Mazurka Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
2 Minuets, Op.28 Minuet Piano
Nocturne for String Orchestra, Op.40 Nocturne String Orchestra