Championed by Brahms
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Dvořák: 15 facts about the great composer
4. Championed by Brahms
Dvořák's first composing efforts received no critical reception or public performance. The self-critical composer even burned some of his early works. But his music did begin to attract the interest of the critic Eduard Hanslick and the composer Johannes Brahms, pictured, who gave Dvořák's career a boost.