Quintet, Op. 42 composed by Zdenek Fibich (1850-1900). Winds, Strings and Piano. For violin, clarinet in A and Bb (violin 2), horn in E and F (viola), cello and piano. This edition: Facsimile Editions. An excellent composition, full of Czech melodies. Flexible instrumentation. Highly recommended.. Romantic. Score and parts. Published by Rosewood Publications (RW.RFE-56).
Zdenko Fibich was born in Bohemia in 1850 and died in Prague in 1900. He studied in Prague, at the Leipzig Conservatory and was taught by Lachner in Mannheim. In 1876 he became assistant Kapellmeister at the National Theatre in Prague and was appointed director of the Russian Church choir in 1878. As a composer he was one of the most important of the young Czech group. His works include operas, symphonic poems, orchestral overtures, melodramas, and chamber music. He also wrote a Method for the piano.