Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 4 in e-minor Op. 90 “Dumky”
Folk music, or at least folk-like style, is a focal point in much of the music Dvorak produced, and this is quite evident in his final piano trio, the Piano Trio No. 4 in e minor, or “Dumky.” It takes its name from the Slavic, or more specifically, Ukrainian, folk song with the same name, marked by abrupt changes from mournful to cheerful. We will hear the folk styling of the dumka.