Humoresque in F sharp major, B138

Opus number


Burghauser catalogue number


Date of composition

(?) 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


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.