In 1873, following the rejection of his opera 'The King and the Charcoal Burner', Antonín Dvorák reached somewhat of a turning point in his career. Inspired to give his compositions a new direction, he started to write pieces such as his String Quartet In F Minor Op. 9 in a new style that was less orientated towards Wagner. However, much to his disappointment, this new style was rejected by musicians. Notwithstanding this painful experience Dvorák gave the slow movement of the quartet a second chance, reworking it as a Romance For Violin Or Orchestra In F Minor. It was first performed in 1877 to great acclaim. The fingerings and bowings by Antje Weithaas lend the Henle Urtext Edition of this jewel of Violin literature a special touch.