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Statue of Antonín Dvořák

The statue of Dvořák was unveiled on 4th June 2000 at the end of the famous festival Prague Summer on Jan Palach Square in front of the Rudolfinum, where Dvořák conducted the first concert of the Czech Philharmonic, where the premiers of his compositions took place and where he used to teach at the master's school of the conservatoire.

Statue of Antonín Dvořák, nám. Jana Palacha, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 11000

Old Town; on Jan Palach Square in front of the Rudolfinum, the statue of Dvořák was unveiled on 4th June 2000 at the end of the famous festival Prague Summer.

As early as 1949 the former Prague Municipal Authority decided that the statue would stand in the little park near Rudolfinum and allotted its construction to Sculptor Josef Wagner and arch. Pavel Smetana. The former Minister of Culture, however, decided in 1951 that the statue of painter Josef Mánes would stand there. He is said to have disliked Dvořák, because as a young man he was rejected by Dvořák´s daughter Otylka who gave preference to composer Josef Suk.

The three-metre-high statue of Dvořák is placed in front of Rudolfinum, where Dvořák conducted the first concert of the Czech Philharmonic, where the premiers of his compositions took place and where he used to teach at the master's school of the conservatoire.

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