At the end of the nineteenth century, the piano quartet was established as a separate (and sophisticated) chamber music genre. It's not surprising that the publisher Fritz Simrock asked Antonín Dvorák for another contribution to the genre.
Dvorák composed the second Piano Quartet in E-flat major op. 87 during the summer months of 1889. This period brought with it a spell of prodigious 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 could describe the quartet itself, a work with Dvorák's signature carefree tone and nationalistic coloring. The primary source for this publication was the first edition (1890).
Title: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op 87
Composer: Antonin Dvorák
Editor: Antonín Pokorný and Karel Solc
Instrumentation: Piano quartet
Parts Included: Piano score, violin, viola, and cello
Sheet Music Return Policy If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase Unless the music received is defective or has been shipped in error, all returned music will be subject to a restocking fee of $2.00 per title
If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 8007934334 or email us at [email protected]