Two Waltzes, Op. 54, B105

Opus number

54

Burghauser catalogue number

105

Date of composition

9 December 1879 (revision: March 1880)

Premiere - date and place

private performance: December 1879 and January 1880, Prague; public performance: 29 March 1880

Premiere performer(s)

private performance: Novacek, Pecirka, Buchal, Sramek (?)
public performance (orchestral setting of the strings): conductor Antonin Dvorak

First edition

Simrock, 1911, Berlin

Parts / movements

No. 1 A major (Moderato)
No. 2 D major (Allegro vivace)

Duration

approx. 7 min.

Dvorak arranged the first and fourth piece from his piano cycle Waltzes, Op. 54, for string quartet as well. For ease of performance the second of these was transposed from the original D flat major to D major. This quartet version of the Waltzes was only published after the composer’s death, in 1911.