Monday, June 11, 2007

Antonín Dvořák's Tomb

Obligatory photo of the composer's grave...

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5 Comments:

Blogger Brian Burtt said...

Spiffy.

June 12, 2007 4:48 AM  
Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

The only work by him that I can remember is the "New World" symphony.

June 12, 2007 8:39 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Is that arcade over just his grave or over a complex?

June 12, 2007 8:52 PM  
Blogger Karla said...

The "New World" is probably his best known in the US, for a variety of reasons (including that Huntley-Brinkley used to use a selection from it as their theme music, which certainly made the news seem even more dramatic).

The arcade is over an entire section of graves. I would assume that these were higher-rent. In my haste to get the thing up, I failed to note that the grave is at Vyšehrad along with that of Smetana and many other Czech notables.

June 12, 2007 10:00 PM  
Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

People pay rent even when they're dead? That means I will have to get an afterlife job! And I can imagine the kind of work that you get in a graveyard... Dig big holes, cut the ivy and mow the lawn, over and over and over. I hate gardening. What a bummer! At least there is an arcade.

June 12, 2007 10:35 PM  

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