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The Humoresque in G major (TH 115 ; ČW 346) is the second of the Two Pieces, Op. 10, originally written for solo piano in 1871–72, and arranged for violin with piano in December 1876 at the request of Nadezhda von Meck.


Scored for solo violin with piano accompaniment.

Movements and Duration

There is one movement — Allegro scherzando (G major, 138 bars) — lasting around 3 minutes in performance.


This arrangement of the Humoresque, together with a similar arrangement of the Andante funebre from Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No. 3, was made in Moscow by 18/30 December 1876 [1].


No information survives concerning early performances of the Humoresque.


The Humoresque was first published by Jurgenson in Moscow in January 1877. It was included in volume 55А of Tchaikovsky's Complete Collected Works (1946), edited by Ivan Shishov and Nikolay Shemanin.


The whereabouts of Tchaikovsky's manuscript score are unknown.


See: Discography

Related Works

See Two Pieces, Op. 10.

External Links

Notes and References

  1. See letter from Nadezhda von Meck to Tchaikovsky, 18/30 December 1876.