Dumky · Piano Trio op. 90
Editor: Klaus Döge
Fingering: Andreas Groethuysen
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Pages: 83 (VIII, 52, 11, 12), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 799 · ISMN M-2018-0799-7
“At certain points it will be like a serious song, at others like a happy dance …” This was how Dvořák described the work which he was composing at the time to a friend in 1890. The word “Dumka” (plural “Dumky”) actually describes a Slavic dance-form with a noticeable alternation between melancholic and dance-like boisterous passages. The Dumka is a recurring theme in Dvořák’s chamber music; although always only as a single movement. The unusual form of this piano trio – it has a succession of six “Dumky”, each with its own very distinctive character and great expressiveness – means that it is one of the Czech master’s best-loved works.