Moravian Duets (a cappella), B107

Opus number

Burghauser catalogue number


Date of composition

18 (?) March – 19 March 1880

Premiere - date and place

Nos. 4 and 5: 29 March 1880, Prague
complete performance: 27 November 1952, Prague (?)

Premiere performer(s)

Nos. 4 and 5: Zdenka Havelková, ? Richtrová, Klotilda Čermáková, Anna Dvořáková, dirigent Antonín Dvořák
complete performance: Female Society of Prague Teacher, conductor Jaromír Karel Fürst

First edition

not yet published


Moravian folk-songs

Parts / movements

1. Forsaken (Holub na javoře)
2. Omens (Zelenaj se, zelenaj)
3. The Wild Rose (Šípek)
4. Speed Thee, Birdie (Veleť, vtáčku)
5. The Slighted Heart (Dyby byly kosa nabróšená)


approx. 13 min.

In March 1880 Dvořák arranged five of his Moravian Duets (two from Op. 29 and three from Op. 32) for four unaccompanied female voices. Two of these were performed for the first time on 29 March at a Dvořák concert held in Prague in support of the construction of the National Theatre. The work has yet to come out in print.