Antonin Dvorak
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1841-09-08
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Biography

The Bohemia into which Dvorák was born on 8 September 1841, in a village near Prague, was one facing rapid change. Like many from a poor rural environment Dvorák followed a natural drift towards Prague. Dvorák’s musicality was evident early ...

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Antonin Dvorak, Jiří Bělohlávek, Francesco Piemontesi & BBC Symphony Orchestra
Concerto in G minor Op.33 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto in G minor Op.33 for piano and orchestra Concerto in G minor Op.33 for piano and orchestra Concerto in G minor Op.33 for piano and orchestra Concerto in G minor Op.33 for piano and orchestra
Antonin Dvorak, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Rafael Kubelík
The Noonday Witch, Op.108
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The Noonday Witch, Op.108 The Noonday Witch, Op.108 The Noonday Witch, Op.108 The Noonday Witch, Op.108
Antonin Dvorak, Robin Ticciati & Bamberger Symphoniker
Suite in A major Op.98b vers. orchestral
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Suite in A major Op.98b vers. orchestral Suite in A major Op.98b vers. orchestral Suite in A major Op.98b vers. orchestral Suite in A major Op.98b vers. orchestral
Antonin Dvorak, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Rafael Kubelík
Molto vivace (Symphony No.9 'From the New World')
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Molto vivace (Symphony No.9 'From the New World') Molto vivace (Symphony No.9 'From the New World') Molto vivace (Symphony No.9 'From the New World') Molto vivace (Symphony No.9 'From the New World')
Antonin Dvorak, Sir Charles Mackerras & Stehanie Gonely and English Chamber Orchestra
Romance
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Romance Romance Romance Romance
Antonin Dvorak, Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Joseph Swensen
Czech suite (Op.39), no.2; Polka
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Czech suite (Op.39), no.2; Polka Czech suite (Op.39), no.2; Polka Czech suite (Op.39), no.2; Polka Czech suite (Op.39), no.2; Polka
Antonin Dvorak, Jiří Bělohlávek & Česká filharmonie
Nocturne in B minor for string orchestra Op.40
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Nocturne in B minor for string orchestra Op.40 Nocturne in B minor for string orchestra Op.40 Nocturne in B minor for string orchestra Op.40 Nocturne in B minor for string orchestra Op.40
Berlin Philharmonic, Antonín Dvořák, Anne-Sophie Mutter & Manfred Honeck
Mazurek in E minor Op.49, arr. for violin and orchestra [orig. with piano]
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Mazurek in E minor Op.49, arr. for violin and orchestra [orig. with piano] Mazurek in E minor Op.49, arr. for violin and orchestra [orig. with piano] Mazurek in E minor Op.49, arr. for violin and orchestra [orig. with piano] Mazurek in E minor Op.49, arr. for violin and orchestra [orig. with piano]
Antonin Dvorak, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop
Symphony no. 8, 3rd mvt., Allegretto Grazioso
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Symphony no. 8, 3rd mvt., Allegretto Grazioso Symphony no. 8, 3rd mvt., Allegretto Grazioso Symphony no. 8, 3rd mvt., Allegretto Grazioso Symphony no. 8, 3rd mvt., Allegretto Grazioso
Antonin Dvorak, Oslo-Filharmonien & Mariss Jansons
Symphony no. 7 (Op.70) in D minor, 3rd movement; Scherzo
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Symphony no. 7 (Op.70) in D minor, 3rd movement; Scherzo Symphony no. 7 (Op.70) in D minor, 3rd movement; Scherzo Symphony no. 7 (Op.70) in D minor, 3rd movement; Scherzo Symphony no. 7 (Op.70) in D minor, 3rd movement; Scherzo
Truls Mørk, Antonin Dvorak, Bergen filharmoniske orkester & Andrew Litton
Cello Concerto in B minor (Op.104)
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Cello Concerto in B minor (Op.104) Cello Concerto in B minor (Op.104) Cello Concerto in B minor (Op.104) Cello Concerto in B minor (Op.104)
Antonin Dvorak & Pavel Haas Quartet
Quartet for strings no.12 (Op.96) in F major "American" 4th mvt, Finale
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Quartet for strings no.12 (Op.96) in F major "American" 4th mvt, Finale Quartet for strings no.12 (Op.96) in F major "American" 4th mvt, Finale Quartet for strings no.12 (Op.96) in F major "American" 4th mvt, Finale Quartet for strings no.12 (Op.96) in F major "American" 4th mvt, Finale
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava, Antonín Dvořák & Róbert Stankovský
Bacchanalia, No.10 from Poeticke nalady
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Bacchanalia, No.10 from Poeticke nalady Bacchanalia, No.10 from Poeticke nalady Bacchanalia, No.10 from Poeticke nalady Bacchanalia, No.10 from Poeticke nalady
Antonin Dvorak, Andris Nelsons & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphony No. 9
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Symphony No. 9 Symphony No. 9 Symphony No. 9 Symphony No. 9
Antonin Dvorak, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti, Detroit Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti
Polonaise for orchestra (B.100) in E flat major
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Polonaise for orchestra (B.100) in E flat major Polonaise for orchestra (B.100) in E flat major Polonaise for orchestra (B.100) in E flat major Polonaise for orchestra (B.100) in E flat major
Antonin Dvorak, Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest & James Conlon
Symphony no.5 (Op.76) in F major
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Symphony no.5 (Op.76) in F major Symphony no.5 (Op.76) in F major Symphony no.5 (Op.76) in F major Symphony no.5 (Op.76) in F major
Antonin Dvorak, Kungliga Filharmonikerna & Sir Andrew Davis
Slavonic Dance in B major, Op.72 no.9 (series 2 no.1)
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Slavonic Dance in B major, Op.72 no.9 (series 2 no.1) Slavonic Dance in B major, Op.72 no.9 (series 2 no.1) Slavonic Dance in B major, Op.72 no.9 (series 2 no.1) Slavonic Dance in B major, Op.72 no.9 (series 2 no.1)
Antonin Dvorak, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Kate Royal, Orchestra of English National Opera & Edward Gardner
Rusalka (B.203) (Op.114), Act 1; Mesicku na nebi hlubokem [O silver moon...]
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Rusalka (B.203) (Op.114), Act 1; Mesicku na nebi hlubokem [O silver moon...] Rusalka (B.203) (Op.114), Act 1; Mesicku na nebi hlubokem [O silver moon...] Rusalka (B.203) (Op.114), Act 1; Mesicku na nebi hlubokem [O silver moon...] Rusalka (B.203) (Op.114), Act 1; Mesicku na nebi hlubokem [O silver moon...]
Panochovo kvarteto, Antonin Dvorak & Jaroslav Tůma
Bagatelles nos.4 & 5
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Bagatelles nos.4 & 5 Bagatelles nos.4 & 5 Bagatelles nos.4 & 5 Bagatelles nos.4 & 5
Panochovo kvarteto & Antonin Dvorak
Bagatelles nos. 1-3
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Bagatelles nos. 1-3 Bagatelles nos. 1-3 Bagatelles nos. 1-3 Bagatelles nos. 1-3
Antonin Dvorak, Sir Colin Davis & London Symphony Orchestra
Largo from Symphony No.9 'From the New World'
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Largo from Symphony No.9 'From the New World' Largo from Symphony No.9 'From the New World' Largo from Symphony No.9 'From the New World' Largo from Symphony No.9 'From the New World'
Antonin Dvorak, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
Legends Op.59 - No.3 in G minor
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Legends Op.59 - No.3 in G minor Legends Op.59 - No.3 in G minor Legends Op.59 - No.3 in G minor Legends Op.59 - No.3 in G minor
Steven Osborne, Antonin Dvorak & James Ehnes
Sonatina - 2nd movtment
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Sonatina - 2nd movtment Sonatina - 2nd movtment Sonatina - 2nd movtment Sonatina - 2nd movtment
Antonin Dvorak, Jaime Martin & BBC Symphony Orchestra
Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70
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Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70 Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70 Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70 Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70
Antonin Dvorak, Nathan Milstein, William Steinberg & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
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Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
Antonin Dvorak, Jiří Bělohlávek & BBC Symphony Orchestra
Symphony no. 7 in D minor Op.70
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Symphony no. 7 in D minor Op.70 Symphony no. 7 in D minor Op.70 Symphony no. 7 in D minor Op.70 Symphony no. 7 in D minor Op.70
Antonin Dvorak & The Delme Quartet
Waltz in D flat minor Op.54 No. 4
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Waltz in D flat minor Op.54 No. 4 Waltz in D flat minor Op.54 No. 4 Waltz in D flat minor Op.54 No. 4 Waltz in D flat minor Op.54 No. 4
Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Antonín Dvořák & Daniel Harding
Lasst mich allein Op.82 No.1 arr. B Leopold
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Lasst mich allein Op.82 No.1 arr. B Leopold Lasst mich allein Op.82 No.1 arr. B Leopold Lasst mich allein Op.82 No.1 arr. B Leopold Lasst mich allein Op.82 No.1 arr. B Leopold
Antonin Dvorak, Ilan Volkov & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The Golden spinning-wheel (Zlaty kolovrat) - symphonic poem (Op.109)
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The Golden spinning-wheel (Zlaty kolovrat) - symphonic poem (Op.109) The Golden spinning-wheel (Zlaty kolovrat) - symphonic poem (Op.109) The Golden spinning-wheel (Zlaty kolovrat) - symphonic poem (Op.109) The Golden spinning-wheel (Zlaty kolovrat) - symphonic poem (Op.109)
Antonin Dvorak, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & José Serebrier
Polka from Czech Suite
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Polka from Czech Suite Polka from Czech Suite Polka from Czech Suite Polka from Czech Suite
Antonin Dvorak
New World Symphony
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New World Symphony New World Symphony New World Symphony New World Symphony
Antonin Dvorak, Rafael Kubelík & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Carnival Overture
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Carnival Overture Carnival Overture Carnival Overture Carnival Overture
Antonin Dvorak, Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra
Prague waltzes [Prazske valciky] (B.99) [complete]
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Prague waltzes [Prazske valciky] (B.99) [complete] Prague waltzes [Prazske valciky] (B.99) [complete] Prague waltzes [Prazske valciky] (B.99) [complete] Prague waltzes [Prazske valciky] (B.99) [complete]
Antonin Dvorak
Piano Quintet No. 2 - Scherzo
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Piano Quintet No. 2 - Scherzo Piano Quintet No. 2 - Scherzo Piano Quintet No. 2 - Scherzo Piano Quintet No. 2 - Scherzo
Escher Quartet & Antonín Dvořák
Quartet No. 12 in F Major Op.96 (American) for Strings
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Quartet No. 12 in F Major Op.96 (American) for Strings Quartet No. 12 in F Major Op.96 (American) for Strings Quartet No. 12 in F Major Op.96 (American) for Strings Quartet No. 12 in F Major Op.96 (American) for Strings
Antonin Dvorak & Henschel String Quartet
Quartet no. 12 in F major Op.96 (American) for strings
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Quartet no. 12 in F major Op.96 (American) for strings Quartet no. 12 in F major Op.96 (American) for strings Quartet no. 12 in F major Op.96 (American) for strings Quartet no. 12 in F major Op.96 (American) for strings
Dragan Dordevic, Antonin Dvorak, En Shao & Simfonični orkester RTV Slovenija
Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra
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Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra
Antonin Dvorak, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & José Serebrier
In Nature's Realm
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In Nature's Realm In Nature's Realm In Nature's Realm In Nature's Realm
Antonin Dvorak, DR SymfoniOrkestret & Rafael Payare
Symphony No.8 in G major (Op.88)
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Symphony No.8 in G major (Op.88) Symphony No.8 in G major (Op.88) Symphony No.8 in G major (Op.88) Symphony No.8 in G major (Op.88)
Antonin Dvorak, Seattle Symphony & Ludovic Morlot
Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 'From the New World' (Scherzo: Molto vivace)
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Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 'From the New World' (Scherzo: Molto vivace) Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 'From the New World' (Scherzo: Molto vivace) Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 'From the New World' (Scherzo: Molto vivace) Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 'From the New World' (Scherzo: Molto vivace)
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Antonin Dvorak, Jiří Bělohlávek & BBC Symphony Orchestra
Rondó, Op 94
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Rondó, Op 94 Rondó, Op 94 Rondó, Op 94 Rondó, Op 94
Antonín Dvořák, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Antal Doráti
Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 4
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Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 4 Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 4 Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 4 Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 4
Suk, Josef, Suk Trio, Antonín Dvořák, Josef Chuchro & Jan Panenka
Piano Trio in E minor (Op.90) 'Dumky'
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Piano Trio in E minor (Op.90) 'Dumky' Piano Trio in E minor (Op.90) 'Dumky' Piano Trio in E minor (Op.90) 'Dumky' Piano Trio in E minor (Op.90) 'Dumky'
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Antonín Dvořák & Ari Rasilainen
Slavonic dance no.8 (Op.46 No.8) in G minor, orch. composer (orig. for pf duet)
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Slavonic dance no.8 (Op.46 No.8) in G minor, orch. composer (orig. for pf duet) Slavonic dance no.8 (Op.46 No.8) in G minor, orch. composer (orig. for pf duet) Slavonic dance no.8 (Op.46 No.8) in G minor, orch. composer (orig. for pf duet) Slavonic dance no.8 (Op.46 No.8) in G minor, orch. composer (orig. for pf duet)
Antonin Dvorak, Stefan Vladar & Jerusalem Quartet
Quintet for piano and strings no. 2 (Op.81) in A major, 3rd movement; Scherzo...
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Quintet for piano and strings no. 2 (Op.81) in A major, 3rd movement; Scherzo... Quintet for piano and strings no. 2 (Op.81) in A major, 3rd movement; Scherzo... Quintet for piano and strings no. 2 (Op.81) in A major, 3rd movement; Scherzo... Quintet for piano and strings no. 2 (Op.81) in A major, 3rd movement; Scherzo...
Antonín Dvořák, Дмитрий Яблонский, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra & Дмитрий Яблонский
Rondo (Op.94) in G minor arr. for cello & orchestra [orig. cello & piano]
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Rondo (Op.94) in G minor arr. for cello & orchestra [orig. cello & piano] Rondo (Op.94) in G minor arr. for cello & orchestra [orig. cello & piano] Rondo (Op.94) in G minor arr. for cello & orchestra [orig. cello & piano] Rondo (Op.94) in G minor arr. for cello & orchestra [orig. cello & piano]
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Biography

The Bohemia into which Dvorák was born on 8 September 1841, in a village near Prague, was one facing rapid change. Like many from a poor rural environment Dvorák followed a natural drift towards Prague. Dvorák’s musicality was evident early on and his family supported him all through his musical training.

After graduating from the Prague Organ School in 1859, however, he faced grinding poverty. He eventually joined the Provisional Theatre Orchestra as a viola player (1862–71), performing in a huge range of operas. During these ‘years in the galleys’ he wrote two symphonies, string quartets and the opera Alfred, though he only began to make an impact on Prague’s musical salons after the success of his patriotic cantata, The Heirs of the White Mountain (1872).

Growing fame and the award of five consecutive government grants prompted huge productivity: operas, symphonic works and chamber music poured out of him, sharing such characteristics as appealing melody, classically oriented development and a consciously popular tone. The latter resulted in international acclaim for his Moravian Duets and Slavonic Dances (both 1878).

Brahms’s friendship won him a German publisher, and concert societies across Europe and America began programming his music. A series of trips to England resulted in major commissions, including the Seventh Symphony (1884–5) for the Philharmonic Society, and The Spectre’s Bride and Requiem for the 1885 and 1891 Birmingham Festivals. Dvorák continued to compose operas, including two masterpieces, Dimitrij (1881–2) and The Jacobin (1887–8).

In the late 1880s he turned to more experimental and inclusive modes of composition, notably in the Eighth Symphony (1889) and the ‘Dumky’ Trio (1890–91). Further shifts in style occurred as a result of his stay in America as Director of the National Conservatory in New York (1892–5).

The huge popularity of the works of this period, notably the ‘New World’ Symphony and ‘American’ Quartet, was founded on approachability, inspired lyricism and an easily apprehended clarity of outline. On returning to Prague in 1895, Dvorák devoted himself first to symphonic poems and then to operas, the greatest of which was Rusalka (1900).

Though among the most popular of classical composers, Dvorák is one of the least well understood; his early work is dismissed as being overly neo-Romantic, a judgement which does little justice to the remarkable originality of much of it, or to the startling confidence of the Third Symphony (1873).

His compositional technique (securely founded on an education strongly resembling that of his 18th-century predecessors), his genius for memorable melody and his independent imagination resulted in one of the larger and more consistently enjoyable compositional outputs of the 19th century.

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