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Christian Sinding Christian Sinding
1770-1827

Serenade in A major, Op. 92
1909
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I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it. Claude Debussy

Dvořák, String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51, “Slavonic”

November 14th, 2014

Antonín Dvořák, (1841-1904)

String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51, “Slavonic”, 1879

Dvořák first attracted significant attention as a composer with two sides of the same coin: folk music and dance. Aided by Brahms who recognized his talents and recommend Dvořák to his own Viennese publisher Simrock, Dvořák first published a set of Moravian Dances followed by collection of Slavonic (i.e. Bohemian) Dances thereby covering the two chief regions of what would eventually become Czechoslovakia. The Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, published in 1878 when Dvořák was in his late thirties, were wildly successful and immediately established his international reputation as an emerging Nationalistic composer. In the thrall of this excitement, the Florentine Quartet approached Dvořák asking for a new string quartet “in the Slavic style.” Dvořák, a professional violist who had already written numerous chamber works responded by composing his tenth string quartet, Op. 51 published in 1879 and subsequently known by its nickname “Slavonic.” « more »


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