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moravian duets (a cappella) 

opus number
Burghauser catalogue
107 
composed
18 (?) March - 19 March 1880 
premiere - date and place
Nos. 4 and 5: 29 March 1880, Prague
the whole work: 27 November 1952, Prague (?)
premiere - performer(s)
29 March 1880: Zdenka Havelkova, ? Richtrova, Klotilda Cermakova, Anna Dvorakova, conductor Antonin Dvorak
27 November 1952: Female Society of Prague Teachers, conductor Jaromir Karel Furst 
text
Moravian folk-songs
parts / movements
1. Forsaken (Holub na javore)
2. Omens (Zelenaj se, zelenaj)
3. The Wild Rose (Sipek)
4. Speed Thee, Birdie (Velet , vtacku)
5. The Slighted Heart (Dyby byly kosa nabrosena)
duration
cca 13 min. 

    


In March 1880 Dvorak arranged five of his Moravian Duets (two from Op. 29 and three from Op. 32) for four unaccompanied female voices. Two of these were performed for the first time on 29 March at a Dvorak concert held in Prague in support of the construction of the National Theatre. The work has yet to come out in print.