July 2 ~ Daily Listening Assignment

Monday, July 2, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS

 

Today's piece is Antonin Dvořák's Humoresque #7.

Humoresques Op. 101 (B. 187), is a piano cycle by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, written during the summer of 1894. One writer says "the seventh Humoresque is probably the most famous small piano work ever written after Beethoven's Für Elise.



Yo Yo Ma (cello) and Itzhak Perlman (violin



Orchestra:



 

Ragtime:



 

Jazz with Wynton Marsalis on trumpet



Zez Confrey gave this a makeover and included Way Down Upon the Swanee River:



 

Find the original Humoresque on IMSLP . . The O'Connor Music Studio Lending Library has versions of Humoresque available at several levels and Confey's Humorestless played in the video above.