“This guy has more ideas than any of us. From his trash, anyone else could pick major themes.” This famous quote about Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) comes from his friend and patron Johannes Brahms from Hamburg.
In fact, the composer’s classical-romantic works are particularly distinguished by their rhythmic and melodic richness. The peculiarities of folk music and the great tradition of fairy tales from his homeland, the Czech Republic, are unmistakable in his music.
His entire repertoire includes many works for piano, organ, voice, choir, orchestra and also chamber music. During the two and a half years in which Dvořák taught composition (1892-1895) at the New York Conservatory, he composed his famous Symphony No. 9 "From the New World".