What do you think of when you think of Dvořák's music? Nearly everybody thinks first of his grand scale music his Ninth Symphony, his Cello Concerto, his Violin Concerto and of course the Slavonic Dances. If you're me his Mass in D Major, Op. 86, his setting of the Stabat Mater, and his Tu Trinitatis unitas are the first that spring to mind followed closely by some of his wonderful songs. Now all of these are wonderful pieces of music that well and truly merit their status but some of Dvořák's most profound, beautiful, and deeply satisying work is to be found in his chamber music of which he wrote a great deal. Whenever I think of his chamber music the first piece that springs to mind is the Piano Quintet Op.81. which to me is the jewel in Dvořák's crown. If ever I were to be confined on Roy Plomley's infamous desert island out would go all the works I've mentioned above in favour of the piece of music you can hear below his Piano Quintet No. 2 Op. 81. It is to my mind one of the greatest chamber works ever written, and yet it's surprisingly little known.