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“Take in a concert”
Review of Dvorak Museum

Dvorak Museum
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Ranked #178 of 957 things to do in Prague
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Canada
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“Take in a concert”
Reviewed 15 June 2013

If you already know a fair amount about Dvorak you will not learn much here, but it serves as a nice homage to an important citizen of the Czech Republic, as there are artifacts, news cuttings and memorabilia.

We were here for one of the concerts they put on in the evenings. For the price you get a concert of 5 people performing some of Dvorak's works, plus the opportunity to tour the house. The concert was about an hour or a little longer, the house tour did not take long. Concert was a nice way to end the day, the concert room is small and fairly intimate, the performers very good.

Visited May 2013
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“Vila Amerika: beautiful summer home dedicated to the life & works of Antonin Dvorak.”
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Since I am a Dvorak fan, scheduling a visit to this museum was a must. I was not disappointed. With Dvorak’s music softly playing as we toured the museum, we loved our visit to vila Amerika. I highly recommend this venue if you are interested in the life and music of this great composer.

Prague born Antonin Dvorak, composer of the New World Symphony written while he lived in America for 3 years, was one of the Czech Republic's greatest composers.

The building itself, Vila Amerika, is a beautiful early 18th century baroque summer palace that was designed by Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, the same architect responsible for the design of the gorgeous baroque St Nicholas church in Malá strana, and was originally the summer palace of Vaclav Michna. As you tour Vila Amerika, will get a good idea of how the Prague aristocracy lived during the 1700’s.
The recital hall on the first floor is stunning, decorated with a beautiful fresco, Apollo, Pegasus and the Arts, by Johan Ferdinand Schor.

Although he did not live in here during his lifetime, Vila Amerika today is home to the museum dedicated to the life and works of Antonín Dvorak. It houses a unique collection of Dvorak’s music manuscripts, music programs, personal correspondence, posters, period photographs and many of Dvorak’s personal items.

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Location: Ke Karlovu 20 (we took the metro, Line C, to I.P. Pavlova & then walked the short distance to the museum)
Admission: Adults - 50 Kc, Seniors – 25 Kc.
Open: Tuesday through Sunday (Closed Mondays) – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Note: You can also attend concerts in the small concert hall located in beautifuthe villa. If you are interested in a concert here, you can check-out the concert schedule at the Prague Ticket Center at Via Musica, located in Old Town Square or online at:
http://www.pragueticketoffice.com/events/

Visited June 2013
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London
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“Small but lots of interest”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Beautiful house, nobody there, lots to read about and be fascinated by. Read the newspaper cutting about Dvorak's trip to the USA and the furore over his ideas for a national musical identity for the USA based on ethnic music. It's the basis of European national styles, but seemed to offend American sensitivities at the time. His 'New World Symphony' was a demonstration of what he meant - and nobody now questions it.

Visited April 2013
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“Needs perking up”
Reviewed 29 September 2012

It's a small museum with a modest number of memorabilia. For me, little attempt has been taken to bring the exhibits to life. The best parts were the music of Dvorak in the background (but I can get that at home) and the pleasant garden. The person on duty during our visit seemed "soviet" in his silent, smile-free persona.

Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“His desk and piano are here”
Reviewed 26 September 2012

The great man himself never lived here - the house where he lived is not far away in Zitna in Nove Mesto (a block from the Sheraton hotel) and has a plaque and a bust on the wall. The museum is in a very pretty baroque pavilion and holds a small collection of photographs, furniture and other mementos of his life and his colleagues and friends. It only takes about half an hour to go round but is very charming and of interest to all music lovers.

Visited September 2012
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