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Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op.87 (Urtext) Set of Parts

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Towards the end of the 19th century the piano quartet was established as a separate, sophisticated chamber music genre. It is accordingly not surprising that the publisher Fritz Simrock asked Dvořák for a further contribution to the genre.

The Second Piano Quartet in E-flat Major op. 87 was composed during the summer of 1889 during a torrent of creativity: "My head is so full, if a human being could only write it all down straight away! [...] It is unexpectedly easy, and the melodies simply flow towards me. Thanks be to God!"

These words distinguish the quartet itself, a work that can be described by its characteristic carefree tone and its clear nationalistic colouring. The primary source for the publication was the first edition (1890).

Cat No. BA9537
Supplier Code M260105539
Price £20.50
ComposerAntonín Dvorák
CategoryPiano Quartet (vln/va/vc/pft)
PublisherBarenreiter Ltd
ISMN 979-0-2601-0553-9
EAN-13 9790260105539
Weight 525 grams
Published 2nd May 2012
Availability 1 in stock