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Born: 1841, Nelahozeves, Bohemia
Died: 1904, Prague, Bohemia

As a Czech musician in a Germanocentric world, Dvořák struggled at first for recognition and even a living. Ultimately he became an international celebrity. Known for orchestral and chamber music, he also composed songs, choral pieces, and operas.Further listening:Piano Quartets (1875; 1889)Domus (Hyperion)Stabat mater (1877)Soloists, Atlanta Symphony,Robert Shaw (Telarc)