Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvoƙák was born in Bohemia on 8 September 1841. His earlier years were as a violist, culminating in playing in the Prague National Theatre's orchestra. Brahms had a hand in helping his early ambitions as a composer. Gradually his fame spread and his value as a composer steadily rose in both Europe and the USA. He died in Prague on 1 May 1904.

 

A selection of articles about Antonín Dvořák

CD Spotlight. Uplifting and Inspired - Dvořák's 'Saint Ludmila' impresses Gerald Fenech. 'A piece for the ages, passionately performed and recorded.'

Dvořák and Brahms - George Colerick explores the folk music and other connections between Antonín Dvořák and his friend Johannes Brahms

A Call to Action - George Colerick discusses early Romanticism, with particular reference to Schubert, the piano, Schumann and the development of the symphony orchestra

Ensemble. Venus Unwrapped - Keith Bramich is impressed by Noriko Ogawa, Kenneth Woods and the strings of the English Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble. Sir John and Romantic Music - Giuseppe Pennisi describes an English conductor's visit to Rome

Ensemble. Woman for all Seasons - Gerald Fenech returns to Festival Maribor in Slovenia

Ensemble. Refreshingly Different - Mike Wheeler listens to the Prague Symphony Orchestra

Many pleasures - Roderic Dunnett at Stowe Opera's Rusalka

CD Spotlight - Definitely among the greats. '... Podvalová's Sárka is a celebrated interpretation.' A Marie Podvalová operatic recital, with Roderic Dunnett

CD Spotlight - Circuit of excellence. '... the Lindsays provide performances matching the quality that strides through some of the best of Dvorák.' Dvorák well served, with Basil Ramsey

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