Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904).
Bagatelles Op. 47 For Piano Quartet (2 Violins, Violoncello, Piano/Harmonium).
Dvorak was working on his first series of Slavonic Dances when it was requested that he write a piece for a private circle of chamber enthusiasts, musician friends with whom the composer occasionally performed as violist or Harmonium player. Over the course of a few days in May 1878 he produced a quartet for two Violins, Cello and Harmonium, originally entitled Malickosti (Bagatelles); the printed version later introduced the title Bagatelles.
Although the themes are less complicated and fewer demands are made on the players, this cannot be described as music in a simpler style.
The score and parts, published as part of the first Complete Critical Edition of Works by Antonin Dvorak, were edited for publication by Frantisek Bartos.