Louise Farrenc (1804-1875)
Score and parts
Farrenc's Trio in E minor for Flute, Cello and Piano is a rare gem in the literature of flute music. Not only does it help to fill the voice of Romantic flute music but it also represents the high quality of music composed by women in an era when their creativity went unrecognized.
Parisian-born Jeanne-Louise Dumont showed an obvious musical gift at an early age and received excellent training in both piano and composition. She married Aristide Farrenc, a flautist and music publisher, in 1821 and enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a pianist, composer, and pedagogue. Her compositions include works for solo piano, numerous chamber works, three symphonies and three overtures, most of which were published by her husband.