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polka "for prague students"

OPUS NUMBER 53/A/1
BURGHAUSER CATALOGUE NUMBER 114
COMPOSED 14 December 1880
PREMIERE - DATE AND PLACE 6 January 1881, Prague
PREMIERE - PERFORMER(S) 36th Infantry Regiment Orchestra, conductor F. Sommer
FIRST EDITION Statni hudebni vydavatelstvi, 1961, Prague
MAIN KEY B flat major
INSTRUMENTATION 1 piccolo, 1 flute, 2 clarinets, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, timpani, triangle, violins, violas, cellos, double basses
DURATION approx. 2 min. 30 sec.


This is an occasional dance piece commissioned by the Academic Readers’ Association for a ball at Zofin. The dedication at the top of the score reads: “Dedicated to Prague students by Ant. Dvorak” (see fig.). 
score of the Polka