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andante appassionato

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BURGHAUSER CATALOGUE NUMBER 40a
COMPOSED November / December 1873
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FIRST EDITION Editio Supraphon, 1982, Prague
MAIN KEY A minor
DURATION approx. 6 min.


Andante Appassionato for string quartet was not written as an independent work but was originally part of String Quartet No. 6 in A minor, however, when Dvorak revised the quartet (possibly in 1874), he decided to leave it out. This leisurely piece is somewhat reminiscent of Schubertian Romanticism and fully establishes the composer’s appreciation for the specific sound of the chamber ensemble.