Symphony No. 1 by Antonín Dvořák


'''Symphony No. 1 in C minor''', B. 9, subtitled "The Bells of Zlonice" (), was composed by Antonín Dvo\u0159ák during February and March of 1865. The work is written in the early Romantic style, and was inspired by the works of Ludwig van Beethoven and Felix Mendelssohn.Album notes (SU 3703-2 032), p. 4 It was the only one of his symphonies that Dvo\u0159ák never heard performed or had a chance to revise. The work was lost shortly after its composition, and did not come to light until 1923, almost 20 years after the composer's death. It did not receive its first performance until 1936.