Czech Suite (Dvořák)
Dvořák had only recently become introduced to Fritz Simrock by Johannes Brahms but had already become displeased with several of his new publisher's business practices, including releasing older works with high opus numbers, implying they were new. He offered this work, recently written, to Simrock with a somewhat earlier number (that of works he'd written a few years before) as part of his response.
The suite consists of five movements as follows:
- Preludium (Pastorale): Allegro moderato (D major)
- Polka: Allegretto grazioso (D minor)
- Sousedská (Minuetto): Allegro giusto (Bb major)
- Romance: Andante con moto (G major)
- Finále (Furiant): Presto (D minor)
- "Allmusic Description of Czech Suite". Retrieved 2007-10-16.
- Info on a comprehensive Dvorak site
- Czech Suite: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
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