Recorded on 03/30/2011, uploaded on 10/03/2011
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Dvorak’s cello works include arrangements for cello and piano of Slavonic Dances from Opus 48, the famous Concerto in B minor Op. 104 and the brilliant Polonaise in A major. Dvorak wrote the Polonaise for the cellist Alois Neruda, a colleague in the orchestra of the Provisional Theater in Prague, who took part in numerous first performances of chamber-music works by Dvorak. The Polonaise was written in 1879, shortly before a concert in which the Piano Trio in G minor Op. 26 was most likely performed for the first time. Dvorak probably wanted to offer the cellist - like the violinist Ferdinand Lachner - a virtuoso solo piece. Soon after its premiere, the piece fell into oblivion and the autograph was lost. It was recovered posthumously and published in 1936.
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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