Antonin Dvorak: Polonaise A-major for Violoncello and Piano

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) wrote the Polonaise in A major for the cellist Alois Neruda, with whom he premiered many of his chamber-music works. The sparkling composition shows that Dvorak, who had been violist in the Prague Provisional Theater, was intimately acquainted with the virtuoso possibilities of the string instruments.

This is a brilliant piece which absolutely should not be missing from the repertoire of proficient cellists.