Antonin Dvorak was a Pariotic, Classical Music Composer

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Does the idea of a patriotic classical music composer sound a little odd? Believe it or not, the talented Antonin Dvorak was one such composer. Born in Czechoslovakia, his works were largely inspired by the multitude of folk music presented in his home land, and also by the incredible Christian Reformer John Huss. Even though he was a Czech, he did live in America for about 3 years, and from here he created one of his best works: From the New World symphony. Overall, he can be considered a very key composer in the Romantic period of music. The famed Czech composer, Antonin Dvorak, was born in a Bohemian village of Czechoslovakia on September 8th, 1841 (Carlson & Smith, 154). After several years of living and learning music in his home village, eventually Dvorak moved to Prague at the age of 16 to continue his education in music. Pursuing his studies diligently, and after working various odd jobs, he eventually became a professor of music at the Prague Conservatory (Pogue & Speck, 64). While in Prague, he married his lovely wife Anna Cermakova in the November of 1873, and was happily married for the rest of his life to her (Encyclopedia Britannica). Performing all over Prague, eventually Dvorak’s incredible work was discovered by the famed composer Johannes Brahms, who recommended Dvorak to Brahms’ publisher Simrock. Simrock took to liking Dvorak’s works so much, that he agreed to publish works like the Moravian Duets in 1876, and the Slavonic Dances in 1878. These works
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