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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
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