Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904

Antonín Leopold Dvořák, b. Nelahozeves, near Kralupy 1841; d. Prague, 1904

Dvořák's works were published by a number of different publishing houses and each used their own numbering system.
The first symphony to be published and dedicated to Hans Richter, was the sixth symphony composed by Dvořák.
This variation in publications has led to confusion in the numbering of Dvořák's works over the years.
The Symphony no. 9, known to many as "The New World,"  was the fifth to be published and the ninth to be composed.
As a result it sometimes appears as no. 5 and more commonly as no. 9, although it has also been known for a time as no. 8.