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silent woods for cello and piano 

opus number
68/5 
Burghauser catalogue number
173 
composed
28 December 1891 
premiere - date and place
3 January 1892, Rakovnik 
premiere - performer(s)
Hanus Wihan, Antonin Dvorak 
main key
D flat major
parts / movements
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.