Antonin Dvorák. Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor (“Dumky”), B. (Op. 90). Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. The ‘Dumkas for piano trio’ were part of this emancipation. Dvorák composed them between November and 12 February There was little doubt in the.

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The first dumka epitomizes the nature of a style in which passionate and meditative melody, often song-like in quality, alternate. Its unusual at least in the case of Dvorak six-movement structure has prompted various interpretations.

New Arts Trio at Chautauqua: For the third movement, the key shifts to A major for a lyrical interlude, which unexpectedly lurches into the minor for the faster material.

Oxford University Press, AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. From the Bohemian Forest; Dumky. The fifth movement dispenses with slow material; it’s a strongly rhythmic Allegro in E flat major. Piano Trio “Dumky”; Dmitri Tril This model, which Dvorak adopted on many occasions for the individual movements of chamber or orchestral compositions, here becomes the main principle upon which the entire work is based.

The tonal scheme of the cycle is somewhat unusual: Piano Trio in E minor No. The Piano Trio No.

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Retrieved from ” https: In doing so he challenged the very essence of the large-scale, conventional trio sustained by sonata structures. The third dumka is quite different, simultaneously the simplest and most original of the set. Radiant opening chords introduce a near-vocal main theme whose repetitions are enhanced by subtle transformations before giving way to a wistful central section in the manner of a polka.


At the same time it is a prominent example for a piece of chamber music deviating strongly from the customary dvoeak of classical chamber music — both in terms of the number of movements and of their formal construction. Genre Chamber Music Classical.

Click track numbers above to select. Allegro, E flat major 6. It is among the composer’s best-known works. Dumkythe plural form of dumkais a term introduced into Slavic languages from the Ukrainian. In musical terms, the word originally refers to a specific type of Ukrainian Little Russian song form which is typical for its leisurely tempo and meditative, melancholic character.

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The trio was published in by Berlin-based publisher Simrock. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or dvorxk your Flash plugin.

AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Other composers proceeded in a similar way, such as Tchaikovsky piano Dumka, Op.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. The composer in Trio in E minor, Op. The second movement again finds the cello taking the lead in a C sharp minor meditation, which gives way to an increasingly lively dance. Originally, it is the diminutive form of the term Dumaplural dumywhich refers to epic ballads, specifically a song or lament of captive people.


The first dumka has a monothematic base; its one theme appears in various guises, softly melancholic, passionate, but also sprightly and merry.

In some places it will be like a melancholic song, elsewhere like a merry dance; but, all told, the dymky will be lighter or, if I might put it another way, more popular, in short, so that it will appeal to both higher and lower echelons. Sierra Chamber Society Program Notes. The fourth movement is built up around a free rondo, in which the main march-like theme returns several times. It took him less than three months to complete, and this including an extended break from his endeavours.

The second movement is founded on two themes and, within the cycle as a whole, introduces the greatest mood contrasts, between the quiet lament of the principal idea and the stirring rhythms of the second theme, which the composer then propels towards an expression of rapture.

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Nevertheless, Dvorak was able to transform the stylisation of this musical configuration into a major art form: It will be both happy and sad.