Rondo in g minor, Opus 94
Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
for Flute and Piano (Originally for Violoncello and Piano)
Adapted and edited by Andras Adorjan
Published by Edition Svitzer
Duration: ca. 7 minutes
Includes score and flute part
Apart from many beautiful flute solos in his symphonic works Antonin Dvorak never composed music for the flute. To fill such a regrettable gap flutists often play his Sonatina for violin and piano, opus 100.
This Rondo for cello and piano in g minor, opus 94 was originally written in all haste in 1871 on December 25th and 26th for the cellist Hanus Wihan, in order to be played by Dvorak together with his friends the violinist Ferdinand Lachner and Hanus Wihan at a farewell concert tour in 1872, before he departed to the US. In 1893 he also orchestrated it for small orchestra. The source of this edition is the first print by Simrock, Berlin 1894, which has several differences from the manuscript as to articulation, phrasing and dynamics.
The present flute version is yet another attempt to add a splended piece of Dvorak to the flute literature.
– Andras Adorjan
Munich, July 2018