Sonatina in G major, Op.100 B.183, arr. for viola - II. Larghetto
Karine Lethiec & Frédéric Lagarde
The Sonatina in G major for violin and piano, Op. 100, was written by Antonín Dvořák in 1893, in New York City. It was the last chamber composition he wrote during his sojourn in the United States. Dvořák catered the sonatina to the gradually developing musical abilities of his children, especially those of his 15-year-old daughter Ottilie and 10-year-old son Toník. In a letter to his publisher Fritz Simrock, Dvořák conceived the piece in the following terms: "It is intended for youths (dedicated to my two children), but even grown-ups, adults, should be able to converse with it..."
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