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Antonin Dvorák was born in Nelahozeves, Bohemia, in 1841  in 1857 moved to Prague to study with Antonin Liehmann and at the Prague Organ School 1862-73 violist at the Czech national opera 1870 Alfred, his only opera in German Became popular in 1872 through his Hymnus for mixed chorus and orchestra In 1874 his friendship with Brahms began In the late seventies, Dvorák (whose publisher was now Simrock) became world-famous due to his Moravian Duets, the Slavonic Dances and the Stabat Mater Enjoyed great success during travels to England and the United States, where he discovered folk music as a source of national American music His stay in the States resulted in such compositions as the New World Symphony, the (American) Quartet op 96 or the cantata The American Flag * On his return to Europe, he composed symphonic poems and operas, including Rusalka and Armida


Works by Antonin Dvorák include:
Symphony No.9 (From the New World) in E minor op.95 (1893)
The Wood Dove (Die Waldtaube) op 110 (1896), symphonic poem
Slavonic Dances op.46 and op.72 for piano duet, arranged for orchestra
Cello Concerto in B minor op.104 (1895)

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