Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák (photo Tully Potter)
Born: 1841
Died: 1904

If Smetana was the founding father of Czech music, Dvořák was the one who popularised it. A love of the countryside and nature pervades his work. He himself was noted for his sunny, out-going disposition, qualities that are reflected in his music – no turmoil or neuroticism, no dark, brooding side. 

Explore Dvořák’s life and music...

Dvořák’s Fifth Symphony – which recording is best?

Dvořák’s Fifth is the first wholly personal masterwork in his symphonic canon. Andrew Achenbach separates the great performances on disc from the merely good... Read more

Top 15 Dvořák recordings

Dvořák's music has inspired the advocacy of some of the finest musicians, from Rostropovich and Karajan to Kožená and Rattle. Here are 15 of the best Dvořák recordings... Read more

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