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HN1531

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49

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    • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
    • Editor: Ernst Herttrich
    • Fingering: Klaus Schilde
    • Format: Set of Parts
    • Instrumentation: Piano Trio (Piano, Violin, Cello)
    • ISMN: 979-020181531-2
    • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    • Urtext / Critical Edition

    Mendelssohn is considered a self-critical composer, who repeatedly reworked a number of his pieces until he deemed them worthy to be published. The path to his first Piano Trio was particularly rocky: only after several attempts was he able to complete it in the summer of 1839; it appeared in1840 after further revisions. This perfectionism paid off, for Mendelssohn's in D Minor Trio was immediately received with enthusiasm. Robert Schumann wrote: "It is the master trio of the present day, like those of Beethoven in Bb and D and that of Franz Schubert in Eb were in their time; a very beautiful composition which after years will still delight grandchildren and great-grandchildren." Which was to prove true: even today, it numbers among the most popular works in the trio repertoire in general.