Polka in E major, B3

Opus number

Burghauser catalogue number


Date of composition

27 February 1860

Premiere - date and place

(?) 19 September 2020, Prague

Premiere performer(s)

(?) Ivo Kahánek

First edition

SNKLHU, 1961, Prague

Parts / movements

one movement composition


approx. 2 min.

The manuscript for this occasional piece, written by Dvořák when he was nineteen, was found in the estate of the composer’s teacher in Zlonice, Antonín Liehmann. The music bears an inscription in the composer’s own hand: “Zlonice, 27 February 1860, during the village fair.” This is one of Dvořák’s first surviving compositions. The first known performance did not take place until 19 September 2020 as part of the Dvořák Prague International Music Festival.