String Quartet No. 12 "American Quartet”
Antonin Dvorak
Product ID SON00001144
Composer Antonin Dvorak
Arranger Steven Henry
Duration 28:00 min
Genre Classical, Concert piece, Chamber music
Instrumentation Reed quintet
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String Quartet No. 12 "American Quartet”

String Quartet No. 12 "American Quartet”

SKU SON00001144
Composer Antonin Dvorak
Arranger Steven Henry
Genre Classical
Concert piece
Chamber music
Instrumentation Reed quintet
Free description Arrangement for Reed Quintet of this famous string quartet
Grade 6
Duration 28:00 min
Year 2013

Score + Parts

€ 60,00

Score

€ 50,00

Program Notes

Arrangement for Reed Quintet of this famous string quartet

If you are planning to perform this piece, please let me know through mail+sonolize@stevenhenrymusic.com .

Printing instructions

  • Score can be printed on double sided A4 (long edge binding) and can be bound. 
  • Parts must be printed on double sided A3 (short edge binding) and folded along the short edge (booklet).
  • For musicians reading music digitally, please let me know. I can send you a custom part.

About "String Quartet No. 12"

This piece is an arrangement for reed quintet of the 12th string quartet composed by Antonín Dvořák. The string quartet was written in 1893, during Dvořák's time in the United States. The quartet is one of the most popular in the chamber music repertoire.

Dvořák composed the quartet in 1893 during a summer vacation from his position as director (1892–1895) of the National Conservatory in New York City. He spent his vacation in the town of Spillville, Iowa, which was home to a Czech immigrant community. Dvořák came to Spillville through Josef Jan Kovařík. Kovařík had finished violin studies at the Prague Conservatory and was about to return to Spillville — his home in the United States — when Dvořák offered him a position as secretary. When Josef Jan accepted, he came to live with the Dvořák family in New York. He told Dvořák about Spillville, where his father Jan Josef was a schoolmaster, leading Dvořák to spend the summer of 1893 there.

Dvořák felt very much at ease in Spillville. Writing to a friend he described his state of mind, away from hectic New York: "I have been on vacation since 3 June here in the Czech village of Spillville and I won't be returning to New York until the latter half of September. The children arrived safely from Europe and we're all happy together. We like it very much here and, thank God, I am working hard and I'm healthy and in good spirits." He composed the quartet shortly after the New World Symphony, before that work had been performed.

Source: Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_Quartet_No._12_(Dvořák)

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