Arranged for viola and piano by Elias Goldstein, performed by Elias Goldstein (viola) and Monica Pavel (piano)
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The name refers to the German term Humoreske, which was given from the 1800s (decade) onward to humorous tales . Many humoresques can be compared to a gigue in their dance-like qualities, and many were used as dance music from the 1700s onwards.
Notable examples of the humoresque style are:
- Schumann's Humoreske in B-flat major (Op. 20, 1839)
- Noel Rawsthorne's Hornpipe Humoresque (for organ, based on the Sailor's Hornpipe and including parts of Rule Britannia and the Widor Toccata)
- Dvořák's set of eight Humoresques (Op. 101, 1894), of which No. 7 in G-flat major is well known.
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