Dialogues II for clarinet, violin, viola and piano originated in the eighties as an incomplete ragtime for two players and three instruments: A violinist (in this case the composer himself) would move on to the piano half the way. However this work was not completed in this way. Only in 1995 was this ragtime accompanied with the music from the Dialogues for piano trio. This is the reason that this piece still carries the name Dialogues.