Humoresque, Jewel of Book 3

I enjoy journeys. There’s the adventure of not knowing what lies around the corner; and the delightful anticipation of arrival – realizing the vision. Learning a new piece often contains something of both. It has the frisson of discovery and the allure of an approaching destination. Every one of Suzuki’s volumes has one or more pieces of music which attract and inspire students to learn and play. In Book 3, students can’t wait to get to Humoresque.

Written by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, Humoresque is one of the most famous short pieces in classical music. Composed originally for piano in the key of G flat Major, it has been arranged for numerous instruments and ensembles. Our version is in D Major, moving into D minor in the middle sections. Read More →

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