I’ve often introduced works by Dvořák with evocations of Bohemian village life, hearkening back to a simpler time. And I see no reason to change. The village will gather for a celebration. There will be song and dance, both melancholy and joyous. There will be an abundance of food and drink, and at the end of the day, merriment will reign supreme. Such is the soundworld of the Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81, by Antonin Dvořák. Come join the celebration. We’ll meet you at the village forge, or rather Forgeron Cellars in downtown Walla Walla.
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Piano Quintet In A, Op. 81 (1887)
I. Allegro, ma non tanto
II. Dumka: Andante con moto
III. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro
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