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Quartet in F Major 'American Quartet' arranged for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello, Op96 [Part(s) only]

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“Dvorak for flute? Yes please!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This is a very good arrangement of the wonderful Dvorak 'American' string quartet. The flute can really hold its own against  three string players and the soaring melodies in the first violin part are ideally suited to the modern instrument. Inevitavbly there are some alterations that have to be made to accommodate changes in range but the balance between the parts has been very well maintained, and Pahud has, as usual, done a great job editing.  Not everyone embraces the increasing number of transcriptions that allow flute players access to Romantic repertoire but it's very hard not to fall in love with this!

From the Publisher

Dvorák’s “String Quartet No. 12” was created during a three-year stay in the USA. Also, in this work he skilfully developed original melodies and peculiarities, which for him embodied the music of the American natives and integrated them into his Central European influenced romantic musical language.
The spirit of this quartet fits perfectly into the natural sound of the flute, which, in the presented arrangement by Stephan Koncz, subtly and artistically replaces the voice of the first violin and, with respect to the original, exploits the tonal possibilities of this instrument.

Performance duration (approx): 28'

Difficulty guide: 8-9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Lento
  3. Molto vivace
  4. Vivace ma non troppo

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Violin
  • Part 3: Viola
  • Part 4: Cello
Category: Music for Flute Quartet (Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello)
Publisher: Universal Edition
Publisher's reference: UE38032
Our Stock Code: 1452648
Media Type: Paperback - Part(s) only (12 pages [score])