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Composers

Antonin Dvorák

September 08, 1841 - May 01, 1904

Romantic Period

Born in Czech Republic

Antonin Dvorak was born in a village just north of Prague. He was the oldest of nine children. His father was a butcher who wanted Antonin to become a butcher, too. But, when he saw how musical Antonin was, he made sure he got a good music education, including violin and organ lessons.

Dvorak got a job as a church organist, but what he really wanted to do was compose. So he entered his compositions in a government-sponsored contest and won! The prize money allowed Dvorak to quit his church job, and made him well known as a composer.

In spite of the fact that he never took composition lessons, Dvorak taught composition at the Prague Conservatory. And he also taught in New York City for a couple of years. The last of Dvorak's nine symphonies was written in the United States, and is nicknamed for the fact that it hails "From the New World."


Music by Dvorák:

Slavonic Dance No. 7:

Duration: 3:28
Composed in 1878 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Zdenek Kosler, conductor


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 Classics For Kids

Composers

Antonin Dvorák

September 08, 1841 - May 01, 1904

Romantic Period

Born in Czech Republic

Antonin Dvorak was born in a village just north of Prague. He was the oldest of nine children. His father was a butcher who wanted Antonin to become a butcher, too. But, when he saw how musical Antonin was, he made sure he got a good music education, including violin and organ lessons.

Dvorak got a job as a church organist, but what he really wanted to do was compose. So he entered his compositions in a government-sponsored contest and won! The prize money allowed Dvorak to quit his church job, and made him well known as a composer.

In spite of the fact that he never took composition lessons, Dvorak taught composition at the Prague Conservatory. And he also taught in New York City for a couple of years. The last of Dvorak's nine symphonies was written in the United States, and is nicknamed for the fact that it hails "From the New World."


Music by Dvorák:

Slavonic Dance No. 7:

Duration: 3:28
Composed in 1878 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Zdenek Kosler, conductor


Shows about Dvorák:

 

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