Justly celebrated for his orchestral music, Antonin Dvořák was also a gifted composer of keyboard works. This original collection features a variety of his richly Romantic piano pieces, from minuets to mazurkas to waltzes. Suitable for intermediate-level pianists, these selections include the Czech composer's beloved Scottish Dances, Op. 41, and Slavonic Dances, Opp. 46 and 72.
Before the publication of his Slavonic Dances, Dvořák was a relative unknown in the music world. Johannes Brahms introduced Dvořák to his own publisher, and the success of Dvořák's folksong-inspired Moravian Duets encouraged the composer to attempt another series with a dance-like character. Drawing upon the characteristic rhythms of Slavonic folk music, Dvořák created original melodies that secured his enduring fame. This compilation of his dance music for solo piano will enchant performers and listeners alike.