Polka "For Prague Students", Op. 53/A/1, B114
Burghauser catalogue number
Date of composition
14 December 1880
Premiere - date and place
6 January 1881, Prague
36th Infantry Regiment Orchestra, conductor F. Sommer
Státní hudební vydavatelství, 1961, Prague
B flat major
1 piccolo, 1 flute, 2 clarinets, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, timpani, triangle, violins, violas, cellos, double basses
approx. 2 min. 30 sec.
This is an occasional dance piece commissioned by the Academic Readers’ Association for a ball at Žofín Palace. The dedication at the top of the score reads: “Dedicated to Prague students by Ant. Dvořák”.