Range of works
Antonín Dvořák was one of the most prolific and versatile music composers of the 19th century. He wrote over 400 individual compositions of varying formal orientation and scope, ranging from short piano pieces to full-length operas and oratorios requiring great numbers of vocalists and instrumentalists. Dvořák’s oeuvre contains almost all the musical forms of his time.
- His orchestral music primarily includes symphonies, symphonic poems, concertante works, rhapsodies, serenades and dances – more than 50 opuses in total.
- In the chamber music genre, he composed many duets, trios, quartets and quintets for all manner of instrumental combinations – almost 60 musical pieces.
- He dedicated much of his oeuvre to the stage – 11 operas and a stage setting for one of his oratorios.
- A large part of the composer’s legacy consists of cantata and oratorio works – more than 10 musical pieces.
- His vocal music repertoire comprises more than 100 songs and duets, and over 20 choral compositions.
- He composed numerous cycles and individual pieces for the piano – over 30 opuses in total.
- A great number of sketches for intended works, along with piano reductions of Dvořák’s musical pieces and arrangements of works by other composers, have also been preserved.