Composer: Vojta Kuchynka
Code: RMD1324
Editor: David Heyes

Dumka was completed on 15 December 1895 and has remained in manuscript until this edition. In three contrasting sections, the piece explores the solo register of the double bass with an effective and supportive accompaniment which adds character and colour.

A dumka in music is generally melancholy in character with sudden changes of mood and Kuchynka’s piece, probably composed for his own recitals, demonstrates his technical prowess of the double bass and his ability to create evocative and atmospheric concert music.

This edition includes piano accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings.