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humoresque in f sharp major

OPUS NUMBER -
BURGHAUSER CATALOGUE NUMBER 138
COMPOSED (?) 1884 (?) 1892
PREMIERE - DATE AND PLACE (?) 22 October 1892, Jicin
PREMIERE - PERFORMER(S) (?) L. Scheiner
FIRST EDITION Pianoforte. Album skladeb (Velebin Urbánek), 1884 (?) 1892 (?), Prague
DURATION approx. 2 min. 40 sec.


Dvorak wrote this piano piece, typical for its variable moods, for the first volume of the Pianoforte collection, published in Prague by Urbanek. Earlier Dvorak sources state the year of origin as being 1884, however, this is unreliable since neither the autograph nor the first printed version is dated, and we don’t have any mention of the work in period sources. The piece is sometimes confused with the famous Humoresque No. 7 in G flat major from the piano cycle Humoresques, Op. 101, but they are similar in name only.