DVORAK'S MOMENTS LIFE

  • BIRTH

    BIRTH
    Dvorak was born in Nelahozeves,small town in northern Prague.
    His parents were František Dvorak, an innkeeper, professional player of the zither, and a butcher (1814–1894) and Anna Zdeněk, daughter of the bailiff of Prince Lobkowitz (1820–1882).
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    DVORAK'S MOMENTS LIFE

  • FIRST STUDIES

    FIRST STUDIES
    Dvorak entered primary school and learned to play violin from his teacher Joseph Spitz.
  • TRAVEL TO ZLONICE

    TRAVEL TO ZLONICE
    When he was 13, through the influence of his father, Dvorak was sent to Zlonice to live with his uncle Antonín Zdenĕk in order to learn the German language.
  • A HARD TEACHER

    A HARD TEACHER
    Dvorak started to have organ, piano and violin lessons from his German language teacher Anton Liehmann(a teacher with a bad temperament). Liehmann also taught him music theory and was introduced to the composers of the time, which was very important for Dvorak.
  • A BETTER TEACHER

    A BETTER TEACHER
    Dvorak adopted new organ and music theory lessons with Franz Hanke at Česká Kamenice, who encouraged his musical talents even further and was more sympathetic.
  • A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

    A GREAT OPPORTUNITY
    At the age of 16, through the urging of Liehmann and Zdenĕk, Dvorak was instructed by František to become a musician, on the condition that the young boy should build a career as an organist.
  • MORE MUSIC STUDIES

    After leaving for Prague, Dvorak entered the city's Organ School, studying organ with Josef Foerster, singing with Josef Zvonář and theory with František Blažek.
  • HIS FIRST GROUPING

    HIS FIRST GROUPING
    He joined Karel Komzák's orchestra, with whom he performed in Prague's restaurants and at balls.The high professional level of the ensemble attracted the attention of Jan Nepomuk Maýr, who engaged the whole orchestra in the Bohemian Provisional Theater Orchestra.
  • HIS ORGAN GRADUATION

    Dvorak graduated from the Organ School. He applied unsuccessfully as an organist at St. Henry's Church but he insisted in pursuing a musical career.
  • ENTRANCE IN THE BOHEMIAN THEATER ORCHESTA

    Dvorak played the viola in the Bohemian Provisional Theater Orchestra beginning.
    Dvorak could hardly afford concert tickets, but playing in the orchestra gave him a chance to hear music, mainly operas.
  • FIRST STRING QUARTET

    He compose his First String Quartet (his Opus 2).
  • THE ADMIRED BY DVORAK

    THE ADMIRED BY DVORAK
    Dvorak played on a dedicated German composer Richard Wagner, program, who directed the orchestra, who Dvorak greatly admired.
  • RETURN TO PRAGUE

    RETURN TO PRAGUE
    Dvorak moved to Prague, and settled in a rented apartment located in the district of Zizkov, with 5 people more.
  • POOR TIME

    POOR TIME
    He replaced to Máyr as chief conductor to Bedrich Smetana, but he earned little, so he also gave piano lessons to earn more money.
  • HYMNUS

    He composed the Hymnus, Op 81 for Vocal and Choral Music.
  • HIS CONYUGE

    HIS CONYUGE
    Dvorak married with a pupil who he had,Anna Čermáková (1854–1931). They had nine children together, three of whom died in infancy.
  • NEW ORGANIST

    NEW ORGANIST
    He left the orchestra of the Opera to be organist at St. Adalbert in Prague.
  • THREE SLAVONIC RHAPSODIES

    He composed Three Slavonic Rhapsodies for Orchestal Music.
  • SERENADE FOR STRINGS

    He composed Serenade for strings for Orchestal Music.
  • STABAT MATER

    STABAT MATER
    He composed the Stabat Mater for Vocal and Choral music.
  • SLAVONIC DANCES OP.46

    He composed Slavonic Dances Op.46 for Orchestal Music.
  • CZECH SUITE

    He composed Czech Suite for Orchestal Music.
  • SYMPHONY NO..6

    He composed the Symphony No..6 for Orchesta Music.
  • DIMITRI

    He composed the opera Dimitri.
  • SCHERZO CAPRICCIOSO

    He composed the Scherzo Capriccioso for Orchesta Music.
  • SYMPHONY NO..7

    He composed the Symphony No..7 for Orchesta Music.
  • ST. LUDMILA

    He composed the St. Ludmila for Vocal and Choral music.
  • SLAVONIC DANCES, OP 72

    He composed the Slavonic Dances for Orchesta Music.
  • PIANO QUINTET, OP 81

    He composed the Piano Quintet, Op 81 for Chamber Music.
  • THE JACOBIN

    He composed the opera The Jacobin.
  • SYMPHONY NO..8

    He composed the Symphony No..8 for Orchesta Music.
  • REQUIEM

    He composed the Requiem for Vocal and Choral music.
  • PIANO TRIO ''DUMKY''

    He composed the Piano Trio ''Dumky'' for Chamber Music.
  • IN NATURE

    He composed the In nature for Orchesta Music.
  • CARNIVAL

    He composed the Carnival for Orchesta Music.
  • OTELLO

    He composed the Otello for Orchesta Music.
  • TE DEUM

    He composed the Te Deum for Vocal and Choral music.
  • TRIP TO NEW YORK

    TRIP TO NEW YORK
    Dvořák was during 3 years the director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City.Dvořák's main goal in America was to discover "American Music" and engage in it.
  • SYMPHONY NO..9 ''FROM THE NEW WORLD''

    SYMPHONY NO..9 ''FROM THE NEW WORLD''
    He composed the Symphony No..9 ''From the new world'' for Orchesta Music.
  • STRING QUARTET, OP 96 ''AMERICAN''

    STRING QUARTET, OP 96 ''AMERICAN''
    He composed the String Quartet, Op 96 ''American'' for Chamber Music.
  • CONCERTO FOR CELLO

    He composed the Concerto for Cello for Orchesta Music.
  • STRING QUARTET, OP 106

    He composed the String Quartet, Op 106 for Chamber Music.
  • CAME BACK TO EUROPE

    CAME BACK TO EUROPE
    Dvorak, his wife and Otakar returned from the United States to Prague, and he was careful to avoid spreading the news about his return.
  • JOB IN PRAGUE CONSERVATORY

    JOB IN PRAGUE CONSERVATORY
    He resumed his professorship at the Prague Conservatory.
  • ELF WATERS

    He composed the Elf Waters for Orchesta Music.
  • THE MOON WITCH

    He composed the Moon Witch for Orchesta Music.
  • THE GOLDEN SPINNING WHEEL

    He composed the Golden Spinning Wheel for Orchesta Music.
  • DOVE FORESTS

    He composed the Dove Forest for Orchesta Music.
  • THE DEVIL AND CATERINA

    He composed the opera The Devil and Caterina.
  • RUSALKA

    He composed the opera Rusalka.
  • DEATH

    DEATH
    Dvorak of an undiagnosed cause, it´s thought that was a stroke or also called or apoplexy, following five weeks of illness, at the age of 62, leaving many unfinished works.
  • FUNERAL

    FUNERAL
    He was buried in the Vyšehrad cemetery in Prague, beneath a bust by Czech sculptor Ladislav Šaloun.