Dvořák's best-selling dances
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Dvořák: Biography, compositions and more facts about the composer
6. Dvořák's best-selling dances
In 1877, on Brahms' recommendation, the publisher Simrock commissioned Dvořák to write some Slavonic Dances for piano duet. Aimed at the lucrative domestic market, the sheet music for the eight dances sold out in one day.