Antonin Dvorak was born on September 8, 1841, and died on May 1, 1904.  He was the oldest of 9 children, and was expected to be a butcher like his father.  Instead, he started playing the violin at age 6, and the organ shortly thereafter.  He got a job as a church organist (just like Bach), and started a career in composition.  His music features folk songs of Moravia and Bohemia, and his 9th symphony is dedicated to "The New World," a.k.a America.