According to Dvorák "good music must also sound good on the piano." This is why, on his publisher's request, he not only wrote the original version of his Dumky-Trio but was also willing to write one for piano four hands. The piano version was supposed to reproduce the musical substance and to make the most of the possibilities afforded by the sound of these two instruments. Dvorák declared that this was a "difficult matter, which only I am able to accomplish." He did indeed succeed admirably. The piano version of the original trio became a work in its own right and takes into account the specific nature of the piano's sound through its accompanying figures, dynamics and articulation. Aside from this, it is also playable – thus a joy for all piano duos!