Octet (Serenade), B36

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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.