Forget-me-not Polka, B1

Opus number

Burghauser catalogue number


Date of composition


Premiere - date and place

(?) 19 September 2020, Prague

Premiere performer(s)

(?) Ivo Kahánek

First edition

not yet published


approx. 1 min. (the part composed by Dvorak)

This is Dvořák’s first surviving attempt at a composition work. The polka, whose main section was written by 13-year-old Dvořák, and the trio by his teacher Antonín Liehmann, appeared during the composer’s childhood spent in Zlonice and has only survived as a copy. The first known performance did not take place until 19 September 2020 as part of the Dvořák Prague International Music Festival.