Dvorak, Antonin

String Quartet No. 12 in F American, Op. 96


Performed by
Szervánszky Quartet

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Composed: 1893 in Spillville, Iowa,  United States
12th String Quartet by Dvorak


“As for my new Symphony, the F major String Quartet and the Quintet (composed here in Spillville) – I should never have written these works ‘just so’ if I hadn’t seen America,” wrote Dvořák in a letter in 1893. In his description of the New World symphony, Dvořák was more specific: “As to my opinion, I think that the influence of this country (it means the folk songs that are Negro, Indian, Irish, etc.) is to be seen, and that this [the symphony] and all other works written in America differ very much from my earlier works, as much in colour as in character…” Program notes written by Dvořák for the first London performance of the New World symphony, quoted in Neil Butterworth, Dvořák: his life and times (1980, Midas Books, ISBN 0-85936-142-X), p. 103

Movement 1

Length 6:55

  • Adv.

    Violin 1

  • Int.

    Violin 2

  • Int.


  • Adv.


Allegro ma non troppo


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