String Quartet No. 5 (Dvořák)

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Antonín Dvořák wrote his String Quartet No. 5 in F minor, Op. 9, (B. 37), in September 1873, the composition was finished on 4 October 1873.

The Bennewitz Quartet incorporated the quartet to their concert cycle, however later refused to play it due to "lack of quartet style".[1] Dvořák was very upset and tore out the title page of the score (probably with dedication to Bennewitz[2]). The composition was in 1929 reconstructed by Günther Raphael. The work in that version was premiered by the Kramář Quartet (Buchtele, Karhánek, Lupínek and Kefurt) on 11 January 1930.

Structure[edit]

It is composed of four movements:

  1. Moderato - Allegro con brio
  2. Andante con moto quasi allegretto
  3. Tempo di valse
  4. Finale: Allegro molto

Its second movement later served as the basis for Dvořák's Romance in F minor for violin and orchestra Op.11.

Selected recordings[edit]

Antonín Dvořák: Chamber Works Vol. 4. CD Supraphon (11 1453-2 131). (Panocha Quartet)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Sleeve note of Supraphon CD (11 1453-2 131), p. 14
  2. ^ Sleeve note of Supraphon CD (11 1453-2 131), p. 5

References[edit]

Sleeve note of Supraphon CD (11 1453-2 131)

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