String Quartet No. 12 in F Major; Op. 96 (American) for Wind Quintet by : Antonin Dvorak : Charles Neidich : George Barrere : Samuel Baron
Antonin Dvorak composed the quartet in F Major; op. 96 “The American” in the summer of 1893 during his summer vacation in Spillvale; Iowa. From 1892-1895; Dvorak served as director of the National Conservatory of Music in NYC. He had been interested in “American Music” and felt that Native American and Afro-American music could inspire an “American Music” distinct from European influences. He was inspired by (Henry Thacker) Harry Burleigh; his student in New York and one of the first Afro-American composers.
While it is impossible to know why Georges Barrere chose Dvorak's F Major Quartet to transcribe for Woodwind Quintet; we may easily hazard several guesses. Firstly; it was a work much beloved by the public and very respected by professional musicians. As an immigrant himself; Barrere could easily sympathize with Dvorak's desire to create a distinctly American work. A work in the key of F Major; it lent itself easily to wind transcription. While known as the Barrere transcription; it turns out that Samuel Baron; one of Barrere's most famous students and a long time member of the New York Woodwind Quintet; who has to his credit a long list of wonderful transcriptions for woodwind quintet; played a significant role in the transcription.
|Publisher||Southern Music Company|
| Format ||Score and Parts|
| Length x Width x Height||12 x 9 x 0.254 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.77 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL124645|
| ISBN ||1581061706|
| EAN ||9781581061703|
|Voicing Description||Score & Parts|
| 1st Publication Date||12/2013|
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