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Antonín Dvořák, was a Czech composer of romantic era music, who employed the idioms and melodies of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia.

September 16, 2008
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•Antonín Leopold Dvořák, (often pronounced in English as DVOR-zhahk) ; September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer of Romantic music, who employed the idioms and melodies of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia. His works include operas, symphonic, choral and chamber music. His best-known works are his New World Symphony (particularly the slow movement), as well as his Slavonic Dances, American String Quartet, and Cello Concerto in B minor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton%C3%ADn_Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k
Widely regarded as the most distinguished of Czech composers, Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904) produced attractive and vigorous music possessed of clear formal outlines, melodies that are both memorable and spontaneous-sounding, and a colorful, effective instrumental sense. His symphonies are among his most widely appreciated works; the Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World," 1893) takes a place among the finest and most popular examples of the symphonic literature. Similarly, his Cello Concerto (1894-1895) is one of the cornerstones of the repertory, providing the soloist an opportunity for virtuosic flair and soaring expressivity. Dvorák displayed special skill in writing for chamber ensembles, producing dozens of such works; among these, his 14 string quartets (1862-1895), the "American" Quintet (1893) and the "Dumky" Trio (1890-1891) are outstanding examples of their respective genres.
Dvorák's "American" and "New World" works arose during the composer's sojourn in the United States in the early 1890s. At the end of his life he turned to opera once again; Rusalka, from 1901, incorporates Wagnerian influences into the musical telling of its legend-based story, and remains the most frequently performed of the composer's vocal works. http://www.answers.com/topic/antonin-dvorak


(Rusalka en una creación de 1968 de Konstantin Vasiliev http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusalka_(opera)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._9_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k)

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