Instrumentation: Piano Trio (Piano, Violin, Cello)
Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
Urtext / Critical Edition
After an early work and a discontinued attempt in 1831-32, Mendelssohn made his breakthrough in this important chamber music genre in the summer of 1839 with the Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49, which was to be followed six years later by the Trio in C Minor, Op. 66. On publication of the first trio, Schumann took the opportunity to describe the composer as the "Mozart of the 19th century", whereby he was obviously alluding to the mixture of Classical and Romantic stylistic elements. The musical text of these two famous trios has been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest scholarly findings.
An optional flute part for the alternative version of, Op. 49 (flute instead of violin) written by Mendelssohn himself is also available.