Louise Farrenc (1804 – 1875)
Piano score and parts
Based on the tonal expression and forms of late Viennese classical music, Louise Farrenc was able to incorporate her themes with intelligent modulation and a driving romantic sentiment.
The Trios and Quintets up to Nonets by Louise Farrenc, while they remained known to a select circle of chamber music enthusiasts, are enjoying a deserved revival in new editions. Valued and admired by her contemporaries, her works were enthusiastically received in salons and concert halls, performed by the most eminent artists of the time. Coming from late Viennese Classicism's sonorous configurations of expression and form, her delicately chased themes and varied, cleverly modulating passagework have an already romantic feel for sound. This is particularly the case in her pieces for mixed ensembles of wind instruments, strings and piano, which show a sovereign grasp of the specific characteristics of the various instruments, particularly in melodic matters. Further proof of this is found in our present Trio op. 44, composed 1854-1856, which we here present in a re-engraved edition according to the 1865 edition by Paris publisher Alphonse Leduc.