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HN1249

Smetana: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15

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    • Composer: Bedřich Smetana
    • Editor: Milan Pospísil
    • Format: Set of Parts
    • Instrumentation: Piano Trio (Piano, Violin, Cello)
    • ISMN: 979-020181249-6
    • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    • Pages: 81
    • Urtext / Critical Edition

    When Smetana composed his Piano trio in the autumn of 1855, it was an act of catharsis to recover from the death of his four-year-old daughter Friederike. This highly emotional work was also his first large-scale piece of chamber music. Its first public performance in December 1855 was regrettably not a great success, and so Smetana embarked on a protracted process of reworking it. By the late 1850s, it had reached its current form. Smetana always liked to perform it, but only found a publisher for it in 1880, when one of his pupils invited the Hamburg publisher Hugo Pohle to a performance at short notice.