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String Quartet Nr. 12 F-Dur, op. 96

By Antonin Dvorak

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2 violins, viola, cello
Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Paperback. The Complete Works of Antonin Dvorak IV/7. Czech title: Smy covy kvartet 12 F dur op. 96. Classical. Set of parts. With Publication language: Czech/German/English/French. Opus 96, No. 12. Editio Baerenreiter Praha #H01594. Published by Editio Baerenreiter Praha (PA.H01594).

Item Number: PA.H01594

ISBN 9790260103023. 31 x 23.7 cm inches. Key: F major.

Of the works which Antonin Dvorak wrote during histhree-year sojourn in America, the StringQuartet in F major ("American") is the best known after the New WorldSymphony. It was writtenessentially without interruption during the course of June 1893 and reflectshappy times spentin the hamlet of Spillville over the summer holidays among Czech compatriots,descendantsof Czech immigrants, where the composer, surrounded by nature and friends, hadthe idealconditions for his composition work. The use of elements of American folk andpopularisedmusic gives the piece its typical character. This set is part of the firstComplete Critical Editionof Works by Antonin Dvorak.

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