Lullaby, B194

Opus number

Burghauser catalogue number


Date of composition

20 December 1895

Premiere - date and place

1 May 2014, Ostrava

Premiere performer(s)

Jana Kurucová, Martin Kasík

First edition

Květy mládeže magazine (supplement), 1895/1896, Prague

Author of the text

F. L. Jelínek

This Lullaby of 19 bars’ duration in the key of E major is written to a short poem by F. L. Jelínek. Dvořák wrote this miniature on 20 December 1895 at the request of the editors at Květy mládeže, in whose Christmas issue it was also published for the first time. The first known public performance of the song took place only on 1 May 2014 at the Antonín Dvořák Theatre in Ostrava.