The very important composer Antonin Dvorak was born near Prague and died here in 1904. It was an honor for me to visit this museum dedicated to this master composer, who was influenced by African-American spiritual music, and who influenced America's African-American composers as well. Established in 1932, the museum is housed in a baroque pleasure house built at the beginning of the 18th century by architect Kilian Ignac Dienzenhofer. It focuses on collecting, maintaining and displaying documents concerning the composer´s life and work, such as music autographs, correspondence and other written material, pieces of art and period photographs, programmes, posters, and personal objects. Pictured also are the Antonin Dvorák statue in front of the Rudolfinum (concert hall - home of the Czech Philharmonic) at Palackeho námestí (Jan Palach Square). Listen to the Adagio from the New World Symphony.
Dvorák on Wikipedia