- Trio for Piano, Flute and Violoncello g minor op. 63
Published in 1820, the Trio in g minor for piano, flute and violoncello, op. 63, is one of Carl Maria von Weber’s few pieces of chamber music. Its genesis can be briefly retraced from the sketchy entries in the composer’s diary. The first, dated 8 April 1818, reads “worked on trio”; another, dated 12 May 1818 in Dresden, informs us that he probably began by composing … more
About the composer
Carl Maria von Weber
One of the most important German opera composers before Wagner, he advocated for a German opera through his own output and in his writings. His fame is predicated on “Der Freischütz,” which was received emphatically as a German nationalist opera. His instrumental works (orchestral pieces, solo concerti, chamber music, piano works) are largely based on Classical models though already anticipate the Romantic sound.
|1786||Born in Eutin on November 18 or 19. Journeyman years with the “Webersche Schauspielergesellschaft,” a wandering acting troupe. He plays smaller roles for children.|
|1797||The troupe comes to Salzburg, where he studies composition with Michael Haydn from 1798.|
|1800||Premiere in Freiberg of his first Romantic, comic opera, “Das Waldmädchen” (“The Forest Maiden”).|
|beginning 1803||Years of study in Vienna with Georg Josef Vogler.|
|1804–06||First appointment as music director in Breslau (Wrocław).|
|1810||Premiere in Frankfurt am Main of the Romantic opera “Silvana.” Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 11.|
|1811||Clarinet Concerti No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73, and No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 74, commissioned by Maximilian of Bavaria; in 1812, Piano Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 32.|
|1813–16||Opera director and music director of the Estates Theater in Prague. From 1817 onward,courtl music director in Dresden.|
|1819||Piano pieces: “Rondo brillante” in E-flat major, Op. 62; “Aufforderung zum Tanze” (“Invitation to the Dance”) in D-flat major, Op. 65; “Polacca brillante” in E-flat major, Op. 72. Trio in G minor for piano, flute, and cello, Op. 63.|
|1821||Premiere in Berlin of his Romantic opera “Der Freischütz,” Op. 77; it is received as an archetypal German opera due to its subject matter and music, although it integrates German, French, and Italian elements. Konzertstück in F minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 79, which paves the way for one-movement concerto compositions in the nineteenth century.|
|1823||Premiere in Vienna of “Euryanthe,” Op. 81.|
|1826||Premiere in London of “Oberon.” Death in London on June 5.|
About the authors
... The current edition is based on both the original autograph and the first published edition with any editorial decisions being clearly highlighted in the commentary.
La publication d'une œuvre maîtresse du répertoire de musique de chambre avec flûte par un éditeur réputé pour sa qualité est un événement. ... Les éditions Henle reprennent la version autographe sans autres commentaires que ceux exhaustifs, placés en fin de volume. Elles proposent cependant quelques ajouts, clairement indiqués entre parenthèse, et tiennent compte de l'habitude du compositeur de noter différemment un motif cité plusieurs fois. La présentation, la mise en page, l'impression, la préface sont soignées. Une version de référence.
De uitgave is op en top Henle: een rustig notenbeeld, een uitgebreid historisch voorwoord en gedegen commentaar met verwijzignen naar de verschillende geraadpleegde bronnen.
This Henle edition, edited by Henrik Wiese with piano fingering by Klaus Schilde, is a fine one for experienced or professional players.