Dvo_ák's famous “Symphony of the New World” contains phrases evoking the atmosphere of “Indian melodies” and spirituals, in particular the pentatonic mode (five-tone music) and syncopated rhythms. In his sonatina for violin and piano op. 100 composed between 1892 and 1894 during the composer's first stay in the United States, there are also delicate melodies from this sound universe that give a lot of charm to this work of chamber music in four movements. The latter is dedicated to the children of Dvo_ák, Otilie (15) and Antonin (10), and adapted to their musical skills, respectively on the piano and the violin. Dvo_ák writes, however, that "it should entertain adults and adults as well, as they can do". Carefully developed, the Henle urtext edition has a preface detailing the state of the sources and is based on the autograph manuscript as well as on the first edition published by Simrock.