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The Friends of Czech Heritage

www.czechfriends.net

Upcoming Events

May 2018
£15

Dvořák’s less-familiar career

May 29 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic,
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom

Although Dvořák is unarguably the best-known composer from the Czech lands, his fame rests largely on music from his later years. His early path to recognition, however, throws fascinating light on the friendships and support he received from the leaders of Prague’s developing cultural community.  Jan Smaczny’s talk looks at how Dvořák became recognised in the salons of Prague in the 1870s and also focuses on his quest to establish himself as a composer of opera in the Provisional and…

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