Antonín Dvořák: Poco adagio, Movt. II from Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor (Dumky) (arranged for piano by Peter Breiner) (PB160)
This is a sheet music edition of the Adagio from the second movement of Piano Trio No. 4 (Dumky) by Antonín Dvořák.
Op. 90, B. 166
Arranged for piano solo by Peter Breiner
Dvořák’s interest in writing music more reflective of his Czech origins culminated in the composition of a piano trio known as the ‘Dumky’.
This four-movement work broke with tradition by using a dumka for each movement, an approach which proved popular on its Prague premiere in April 1891.
The four excerpts from this work capture the longing stillness of the Poco adagio second movement, then the richly ornamented melody and contemplative mood of the third movement Andante.
From the finale Breiner extracts a darker melody of more obviously Slavonic character.