This is the first biography of the famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, to be published in English in more than a decade, released on the centenary of his death. Kurt Honolka tells the story of Dvorak's life amidst the political and social tensions of the Astro-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 context for his most famous work, the Ninth Symphony From the New World.
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