The best of Antonín Dvořák

Celebrate the legendary Czech composer's birthday!

We're always thrilled to celebrate the birthday of the legendary Antonín Dvořák, essential figure of Czech history and of classical music writ large: a celebrated conductor in his day, and a composer who succeeded in crafting a singular oeuvre that blends European tradition and North American spirit, profoundly expressive of both national character and essential, universal humanity. He is probably best known to audiences today for his "New World" Symphony No. 9, as well as his Slavonic Dances and his opera Rusalka, but his repertoire is vast and rewarding to explore… In this playlist, discover some of his chamber works, his extraordinary concertos for cello and piano, melodies for voice, and more orchestral masterpieces!