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andante appassionato 

opus number
Burghauser catalogue number
40a 
composed
November / December 1873 
premiere - date and place
premiere - performer(s)
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.