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.