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Dvořák: Bagatelles, Op. 47 (Maličkosti)

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  • Composer: Antonín Dvořák
  • Format: Set of Parts
  • Instrumentation: Cello, Piano, Violin I, Violin II
  • Work: Bagatelles (Maličkosti), B. 79, Op. 47
  • ISMN: 9790260104884
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 48
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


Dvořák was working on his first series of Slavonic Dances when it was requested that he write a piece for a private circle of chamber enthusiasts, musician friends with whom the composer occasionally performed as violist or harmonium player. Over the course of a few days in May 1878 he produced a quartet for two violins, cello and harmonium, originally entitled Maličkosti (Bagatelles); the printed version later introduced the title Bagatelles. Although the themes are less complicated and fewer demands are made on the players, this cannot be described as music "in a simpler style".