Antonín Dvořák and Trains
The famous composer once said: "I would give all my symphonies for inventing the locomotive".
Dvořák's passion for trains is generally known and is well documented by his declaration: ”I would give all my symphonies for inventing the locomotive“.
In his native village Nelahozeves, little Antonín observed the construction of the first railway between Prague and Dresden. As an adult, Dvořák used to hang around Prague railway stations, discuss with engine-drivers or just watch the bustle at the stations. While in New York, his interest in trains was replaced by his admiration of transoceanic steamships.
“Antonín Dvořák and Trains“, a short-term exhibition, opening March 21st in Antonín Dvořák Museum, presents,the development of railway in the Czech Lands through Dvořák's passion for trains. The manuscript of Dvořák's famous Humoresque, reminiscent of the rhythm of a train in motion, will be exhibited as well.
Admission fee and opening hours on Antonín Dvořák Museum, Ke Karlovu 20, Praha 2