Sonatina In G Major for Violin and Piano was written during a period of relaxed creativity and family contentment. Dvorak wrote it in America at the end of 1893 and dedicated it to his children who were both attending the National Conservatory in New York, where the composer acted as director. His daughter Otylie, later the wife of Josef Suk, and his 10-year-old son Antonin, also premiered the work at a family concert.
The purpose for which it was intended is reflected in the simplicity and clarity of musical ideas, and the relatively straightforward technical demands of the piece.
This title is part of the first Complete Critical Edition of Works by Antonin Dvorak.