Dvořák: Dumky Piano Trio, Op. 90

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The "dumka" is a Slavic folk song or dance of a melancholy character. Dvořák's magnum opus in the piano trio genre takes its name from its "dumka" movements, which he composed in Prague in 1890-91. After long hesitation, Dvořák also prepared a piano reduction while he was in the United States in the summer of 1893. The previous year he had played the work on a forty-concert farewell tour of Bohemia with Ferdinand Lachner and Hans Wihan.