Polka "For Prague Students", Op. 53/A/1, B114

Opus number

53/A/1

Burghauser catalogue number

114

Date of composition

14 December 1880

Premiere - date and place

6 January 1881, Prague

Premiere performer(s)

36th Infantry Regiment Orchestra, conductor F. Sommer

First edition

Statni hudebni vydavatelstvi, 1961, Prague

Main key

B flat major

Instrumentation

1 piccolo, 1 flute, 2 clarinets, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, timpani, triangle, violins, violas, cellos, double basses

Duration

approx. 2 min. 30 sec.

This is an occasional dance piece commissioned by the Academic Readers’ Association for a ball at Zofin. The dedication at the top of the score reads: “Dedicated to Prague students by Ant. Dvorak” (see fig.).