This is the first biography of the famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) to be published in English in more than a decade, released on the centenary of his death. Kurt Honolka weaves the story of Dvorak's life into the rich tapestry of the political and social tensions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the twilight of its power. Honolka sets the scene for Dvorak's 'American' music and his return from the United States, providing a fascinating context for his most famous work, the Ninth Symphony From the New World.

Dvorak 2005, Haus Pub., London, England

ISBN-13: 9781904341529

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