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About Antonin Dvorak
(1841-1904) Romantic Period – Czech Republic
Antonin Dvorak was famous for incorporating folk music, especially from his native Bohemia, into his compositions. He was also deeply influenced by Native American and African-American music during his time in the United States, where he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City from 1892-1895. Two of his best-known works were written during his time in the U.S.: the New World Symphony and the “American” String Quartet. Other notable works include the opera Rusalka, his Cello Concerto in B minor and “Songs My Mother Taught Me.” A versatile composer, Dvorak’s music includes operas, choral music, chamber music, concerti and other orchestral works.