Quartet Movement in F major, B120
Burghauser catalogue number
Date of composition
completed 9 Ocotber 1881
Premiere - date and place
29 April 1945, Prague (Czech Radio)
Ondříček Quartet (Richard Zika, Josef Peška, Vincenc Zahradník, Bedřich Jaroš)
Orbis, 1951, Prague
approx. 9 min.
Quartet Movement in F major was written as the first part of a planned string quartet commissioned by the chamber ensemble led by court Kapellmeister Joseph Hellmesberger. The movement appeared over the course of three days in October 1881, however, after completing the piece, Dvořák decided to put it to one side and began working on a new quartet (C major, Op. 61).