Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 4 'Dumky Trio'
Stephen Johnson explores Dvorak's Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor - the Dumky Trio. Stephen considers what a dumka is, and how Dvorak adopted this native folk music.
Dvorak's Dumky Trio was so well-received at its first performance in 1891, with Dvorak himself at the piano, that he took it on a 40-date farewell tour of Bohemia and Moravia, before leaving his homeland for a new life in America. Stephen Johnson explores what a dumka is, and how Dvorak adapted this native folk music for use in his classical compositions.