Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák Music Recordings

  • 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
Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 Dance Orchestra
Moravian Duets, Op. 32 Duet Voice(s) and Piano
Rusalka, Op. 114 Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Carnival Overture, Op. 92 Overture Orchestra
In Nature's Realm, Op. 91 Overture Orchestra
Othello, Op. 93 Overture Orchestra
Humoresque no. 7 in Gb Op. 101/7 (E-Piano arr.) Piano piece Piano
Humoresque no. 7 in Gb Op. 101/7 (Violin and Piano arr.) Piano piece Solo Instrument and Piano
Legends, Op.59 Piano piece Piano 4 hands
4 Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 Piece Violin
Piano Quartet no. 1, Op. 23 Quartet Chamber group
Piano Quartet no. 2, Op. 87 Quartet Chamber group
String Quartet no. 10, Op. 51 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet no. 11, Op. 61 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet no. 12 in F major 'American', Op. 96 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet no. 14, Op. 105 Quartet String Quartet
Piano Quintet no. 2, Op. 81 Quintet Chamber group
String Quintet no. 2, Op. 77 Quintet Chamber group
String Quintet no. 3, Op. 97 Quintet Chamber group