Ferdinand Lachner (1856–1910)
Violinist, professor at the Prague Conservatoire. He participated in many performances of Dvořák’s works, some of which were premieres: Bagatelles, Mazurek, Piano Trio in F minor, “Dumky” Piano Trio. In 1892 Dvořák, together with Lachner and cellist Hanuš Wihan, travelled on a “farewell” concert tour of Czech and Moravian towns and cities before the composer’s departure for the United States. The three musicians performed forty chamber concerts whose programmes featured Dvořák’s chamber works. In the summer of 1878 Lachner and Dvořák travelled around the Šumava mountains together. Lachner was also one of his quartet partners in chamber music performed in an informal environment away from the concert platform.