In the summer of 1893 Antonin Dvorak sat down and composed String Quartet In F, Op.96. This beloved quartet was written whilst Dvorak was on vacation in rural Iowa. It is a slow movement for quartet and the finale sweeps along on a energetic, syncopated rhythm in the second violin and viola that shortly transforms itself into a wonderful patchwork of shifting accents. The first violin sings, first randomly and then voluptuously, atop this motoric accompaniment. The quartet is written for 2 violins, viola and cello.