“American Suite” in A Major, Op. 98
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
for Flute and Piano
Arranged and Edited by Robert Stallman
Published by Carl Fischer
Includes score and flute part
II. Molto vivace
III. Moderato (alla Pollacca)
Known internationally for superior flute editions, Robert Stallman continues his considerable expansion of the flute repertoire with recreations, or “new” works for flute by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Dvorak, and other great composers.
Conceived originally as a work for solo piano, this arrangement of Dvorak's Suite in A Major for flute and piano is based on both the piano and orchestra versions. It is one in a series of Stallman's “new” works for flute. Dvorak composed the Suite in A Major in 1894, inspired by his happy and fruitful stay in the “New World” – a period that produced some of his greatest works, full of thematic freshness, raw energy and folk influences, both American and Old World Czech. The “New World” Symphony, Cello Concerto, “American” Quartet, String Quintet in Eb Major, the Violin Sonatina and this A Major Suite are all cut from the same musical cloth – textured with his personal impressions of the Wild West's fascinating Indian and Afro-American music, its God-fearing and friendly people, its vast open spaces and its awe-inspiring natural beauty.