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Antonín Dvořák

Czech Romantic composer

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František Dvořák zither player, butcher and innkeeper

1841

September 8

on Wednesday

Antonín Dvořák is born in Nelahozeves, near Prague (then part of Bohemia in the Austrian Empire, now Czech Republic).

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.
Sunrise in Nelahozeves was at 5:54 AM and sunset was at 6:00 PM.

1855

13 years, 3 months, 28 days later

It is believed that in this year Antonín Dvořák writes his first composition, the Forget-Me-Not Polka in C (Polka pomněnka).

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1872

17 years, 4 days later

Dvorak's works are performed for the first time in Prague.

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1873

1 year, 1 day later

Dvorak's work is performed to notable success again in Prague.

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1874

1 year later

Antonín Dvořák makes a submission for the Austrian State Prize for Composition and is awarded it that year. (Johannes Brahms is on the jury and is highly impressed by his work.)

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1876

2 years later

Antonín Dvořák is awarded the Austrian State Prize for Composition.

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1876

February 19

on Saturday

1 month, 19 days later

Antonín Dvořák writes the sketch for Stabat Mater and dedicates it to František Hušpauer "as a souvenir to the friend of his young days."

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The moon was waning crescent that night.

1877

10 months, 17 days later

Antonín Dvořák returns to the final stylisation of Stabat Mater.

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1877

Antonín Dvořák is again awarded the Austrian State Prize for Composition.

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1877

October 1

on Monday

9 months, 3 days later

Antonín Dvořák writes the definitive version of the score of Stabat Mater in Prague.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.
Sunrise in Prague was at 5:46 AM and sunset was at 5:52 PM.

1881

3 years, 3 months, 3 days later

Stabat Mater is published in score, with parts and piano vocal score (arranged by Josef Zubatý) by the German publishing house of Fritz Simrock. On this occasion Dvořák also changes the opus number.

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1891

10 years, 2 days later

Antonín Dvořák is appointed as a professor at the Prague Conservatory.

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1892

1 year later

Antonín Dvořák moves to the United States and becomes the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America in New York City.

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