Originally written for Violin and Orchestra between 1873 and 1877, Dvorák#s Romance immediately followed his String Quartet in F minor (1873) and draws on the theme from its slow movement. He probably wrote the Romance for his friend, the Violin virtuoso Frantisek Ondrícek, who later premiered Dvorák#s Violin Concerto in 1883. This Barenreiter edition is the first to avail itself of the recently rediscovered autograph of Dvorák#s own version for Violin and Piano. Compared to the well-known Piano reductions, it differs from the Orchestral version in several important respects and is also one bar shorter. This new edition, containing the composer#s more authentic version, can nevertheless also serve as a Piano reduction to the Orchestral version.