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Antonín Dvorák

music national composer czech

Dvorák, Antonín (1841–1904), Czech composer and violist. With composer Bedrich Smetana, he developed a Czech national style. His lyrical music began to win him acclaim in the 1870s. He spent 1892–95 in the United States, as director of the National Conservatory of Music, New York City. His works include 9 symphonies (including From the New World), 10 operas, concertos, the Slavonic dances and other orchestral compositions, choral works, and chamber music.

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