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quartet movement in f major 

opus number
Burghauser catalogue number
120 
composed
completed 9 Ocotber 1881 
premiere - date and place
29 April 1945, Praha (Czechoslovak Radio)
premiere - performer(s)
Ondricek Quartet (Richard Zika, Josef Peska, Vincenc Zahradnik, Bedrich Jaros) 
duration
approx. 9 min. 


Quartet Movement in F major was written as the first part of a planned string quartet commissioned by the chamber ensemble led by court Kapellmeister Joseph Hellmesberger. The movement appeared over the course of three days in October 1881, however, after completing the piece, Dvorak decided to put it to one side and began working on a new quartet (C major, Op. 61).