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Antonin Dvořák

Silent Woods, Op. 68, No. 5  Play

Artu Duo Duo

Recorded on 12/21/2016, uploaded on 07/10/2017

Musician's or Publisher's Notes

Dvořák originally composed this piece as part of a larger work for piano four-hands, From the Bohemian Forest. Shortly before moving to New York City, Dvořák transcribed Silent Woods for cello and piano, so he could perform it with his friend and colleague, cellist Hanuš Wihann, on a farewell tour of Bohemia and Moravia. The title of this piece, in Czech, is Klid, and was first translated by Dvořák into German as The Silence. Dvořák’s publisher changed it to Silent Woods when the cello and piano version was first published in 1894.        Notes by Ruth Marshall