Evening Masterwork: Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 12

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

String Quartet No. 12 in F, “American,” by Antonin Dvorak

Evening Masterwork for January 10 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Composed during his time in the United States, Antonin Dvorak began work on his String Quartet No. 12 in Spillville, Iowa. At the time, Spillville was home to a vibrant Czech population. It’s a work that seeks to capture the spirit of the American music Dvorak heard during his stay, thus being nicknamed the “American” String Quartet. It’s our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.