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|Clarke||Dumka for piano trio (1940/41)|
|Dvořák||Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor Op. 90 Dumky|
|Brahms||Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60|
The international musicians of the Rosamunde Trio – Martino Tirimo (piano), Ben Sayevich (violin) and Daniel Veiss (cello) – are joined by violist Paul Silverthorne to perform music associated with the Slavic ‘dumka’, a folk-inspired musical ballad form that Dvořák developed so successfully in pieces such as this famous E minor Piano Trio, with its six ‘dumky’ movements. Before it comes Rebecca Clarke’s reflection on the form, an exuberant work from 1940 that also includes strains of music from Brahms. Taking this further, the concert culminates in one of the most passionate piano quartets in the musical repertoire, Brahms’s highly autobiographic Piano Quartet in C minor.