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Antonin Dvorák
(1841 - 1904)

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1841 Born 8 September in Nelahozeves, Bohemia; the son of the village innkeeper and butcher
1850 Sings in choir and plays violin at local functions
1855 Sent to nearby town of Zlonice for lessons in German and music
1857 Enters Organ School in Prague
1862 Joins orchestra of Prague National Opera, playing the viola; befriended by the conductor Smetana
1873 Marries his pupil Anna Cermáková and begins serious composition
1876 Befriended by Brahms, and gains fame with Slavonic Dances
1892 Becomes first director of National Conservatory of Music in New York. Remains in U.S. for 3 years
1901 Appointed director of the Prague Conservatory
1904 Dies in Prague, 1 May
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