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silent woods for cello and orchestra 

opus
68/5 
Burghauser catalogue number
182 
composed
28 October 1893 
premiere - date and place
16 December 1894, Basel
premiere - performer(s)
Moritz Kahnt (cello), Alfred Volckland (conductor) 
main key
D flat major 
instrumentation 1 flute, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 1 horn, violins, violas, cellos, double basses + cello solo
duration
approx. 6 min. 


Dvorak arranged the fifth part of his earlier four-hand piano cycle From the Bohemian Forest for cello and piano for a concert tour organised before his departure for the United States. This is a short little piece of sombre mood, in Czech usually going by the title of Klid, which translates simply as “Silence” or “Tranquility”; in English it is usually presented as Silent Woods. Two years later the composer arranged the piano accompaniment for small orchestra.