New detailed foreword by Dvorák scholar David Beveridge (Eng/Cz/Ger).
Dvorák’s String Quintet in G Op.77, had five movements when it was premiered on 18 March 1876. Its second movement was the Intermezzo from his String Quartet in E minor (1870). Later Dvorák removed this movement from the Quintet, expanded it, and published it as a separate Notturno for String Orchestra Op.40. The Intermezzo is included in its original version in the appendix of the score.
This edition is based on the Complete Edition of the Works of Antonín Dvorák, the principal source being the first edition of 1888, for which Dvorák subjected the work to revision.