Funeral March

Opus number


Burghauser catalogue number


Date of composition


Current sources only provide us with three mentions relating to the previous existence of this Funeral March, and these in the correspondence between Berlin-based music publisher Robert Lienau and Dvořák dating from the year 1879. E.g., on 2 July Lienau writes: “You have sent me the following: 1 trio, 1 piano quartet, 1 string quartet, 1 string quintet, 1 funeral march, 1 concerto for piano. Of these I would like to acquire for my publishing house the first three items, namely the piano trio and quartet, and the string quartet. I am not considering the publication of the funeral march.”