He taught Dvořák the basics of music theory, the violin, piano, and organ.
(e.g. The Brandenburgers in Bohemia, The Bartered Bride, and also in Dalibor marking the laying of the foundation stone of the National Theatre).
Slavonic Rhapsodies I and II,
Three Modern Greece Poems, Two Furiants)
“I am very much looking forward to seeing you. God willing, I will never leave Vysoká again.”
“As you are having such dry weather there, please tell me how our little trees have grown, especially the spruces in the back, and whether the fruit trees are thriving, and how our garden looks like. And what about the pigeons? Do you feed them a lot? If there are pretty little pigeons, they need a lot of flying.”
was opened to the public