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moravian duets (a cappella)

OPUS NUMBER -
BURGHAUSER CATALOGUE NUMBER 107
COMPOSED
18 (?) March - 19 March 1880
PREMIERE - DATE AND PLACE
Nos. 4 and 5: 29 March 1880, Prague
complete performance: 27 November 1952, Prague (?)
PREMIERE - PERFORMER(S)
Nos. 4 and 5: Zdenka Havelkova, ? Richtrova, Klotilda Cermakova, Anna Dvorakova, conductor Antonin Dvorak
complete performance: Female Society of Prague Teachers, conductor Jaromir Karel Furst
FIRST EDITION not published yet
TEXT Moravian folk-songs
PARTS / MOVEMENTS 1. Forsaken (Holub na javore)
2. Omens (Zelenaj se, zelenaj)
3. The Wild Rose (Sipek)
4. Speed Thee, Birdie (Velet , vtacku)
5. The Slighted Heart (Dyby byly kosa nabrosena)
DURATION
approx. 13 min.

    


In March 1880 Dvorak arranged five of his Moravian Duets (two from Op. 29 and three from Op. 32) for four unaccompanied female voices. Two of these were performed for the first time on 29 March at a Dvorak concert held in Prague in support of the construction of the National Theatre. The work has yet to come out in print.