Who are the Czech composers?
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
He is one of the Czech composers who are still recognised all over the world. His operas and other pieces are performed on stages from New York to Tokyo. Antonín Dvořák was born in Nelahozeves north of Prague. Today, you can visit the family home where he spent his childhood.
Was Bedřich Smetana deaf?
Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
Having had fairly normal hearing most of his life, he lost the ability to hear in his left ear in September 1874, and just one month later, the right ear had gone as well. Imagine Smetana, 50 years old, at the height of his popularity, and now completely deaf.
Which two composers are considered the founders of the Czech nationalism school of music composition?
Antonín Dvořák (b. 1841-1904) was born in a Bohemian village of Nelahozeves near Prague. Following in Smetana’s footsteps, Dvořák became a leading com- poser in the Czech nationalism music campaign. Indeed, Dvořák and Smetana are considered the founders of the Czech national school.