1841–1904

Introduction

Born: Sep­tem­ber 8, 1841, Ne­la­ho­ze­ves, Aus­tri­an Em­pire (now in Ok­res Měl­ník, Stře­do­čes­ký, Czech­ia).

Died: May 1, 1904, Prague, Czech­ia.

Buried: Vy­seh­rad­sky Ce­me­te­ry, Prague, Czech­ia.

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Biography

Antonín was the son of Fran­ti­šek Dvoř­ák and An­na Zdeň­ko­vá.

One of the first Czech com­pos­ers to achieve world­wide re­cog­ni­tion, he was known for us­ing the rhythms and oth­er as­pects of Mo­ra­vian and Bo­he­mian folk mu­sic.

He di­rect­ed the Na­tion­al Con­ser­va­to­ry of Mu­sic of Am­er­i­ca, 1892–95.

Works

Sources

Music