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Robert Schumann Robert Schumann

Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44
A critic is a bunch of biases held together by a sense of taste. Witney Balliett

Dvořák, Piano Trio No. 3 in f minor, Op. 65

March 22nd, 2009

Antonín Dvořák, 1841-1904

Piano Trio No. 3 in f-minor, Op. 65, 1883

Antonín DvořákMany regard Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 3 in f-minor as a milestone. It is uncharacteristically serious, stormy and fraught with tragic conflict, unusual for a man generally regarded as sanguine, uncomplicated and most un-neurotic. It is supposed that Dvořák was venting his grief after recently losing his mother. But the trio seems to have arisen from another crisis as well: the pleading of friends and colleagues to move beyond his obsession with folk-oriented Slavic nationalism in music, to achieve a more cosmopolitan European style and a reputation beyond provincialism. Yet a third aspect of this turning point was surely Dvořák’s “natural” development: because of or simply simultaneous with these other events, Dvořák, at forty-two, achieved a new level of maturity as a composer. « more »

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