Octet (Serenade), B36
Burghauser catalogue number
The Octet for piano, two violins, viola, double bass, clarinet, bassoon and French horn was completed in September 1873. No information about the piece has survived, apart from a mention in Dalibor magazine, which states that the work “once again betrays in a most wondrous way the composer’s rare talent and uncommonly fertile mind”. Dvorak later destroyed the piece along with several others.