Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

Nationality: German
Born: November 19, 1786, Eutin Died: June 5, 1826, London (age 39)

Trio in g minor, Op. 63, J. 259 (for flute (or violin), cello and piano)

(for flute, cello and piano)
8:09 I. Allegro moderato
2:49 II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
4:37 III. Schäfers Klage [Shepherd's lament]. Andante espressivo
7:49 IV. Finale. Allegro
Duration: 22 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1818-1819 (age 31-33)
Premiere: November 21, 1819. The house of Louis Spohr
Published: 1820 (age 33-34)
Dedication: Dr. Philipp Jungh
6 recordings, 24 videos
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7:38
Emi Ferguson, Flute, Julian Schwarz, Cello, Peter Dugan, Piano
I. Allegro moderato
2:56
Emi Ferguson, Flute, Julian Schwarz, Cello, Peter Dugan, Piano
II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
4:20
Emi Ferguson, Flute, Julian Schwarz, Cello, Peter Dugan, Piano
III. Schäfers Klage [Shepherd's lament]. Andante espressivo
5:44
Emi Ferguson, Flute, Julian Schwarz, Cello, Peter Dugan, Piano
IV. Finale. Allegro
9:22
Pavel Gililov, András Adorján, Boris Pergamenschikow
I. Allegro moderato
2:19
Pavel Gililov, András Adorján, Boris Pergamenschikow
II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
3:49
Pavel Gililov, András Adorján, Boris Pergamenschikow
III. Schäfers Klage [Shepherd's lament]. Andante espressivo
7:52
Pavel Gililov, András Adorján, Boris Pergamenschikow
IV. Finale. Allegro
8:13
Jean-Claude Gérard, Niklas Schmidt, Hermann Lechler
I. Allegro moderato
2:46
Jean-Claude Gérard, Niklas Schmidt, Hermann Lechler
II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
4:06
Jean-Claude Gérard, Niklas Schmidt, Hermann Lechler
III. Schäfers Klage [Shepherd's lament]. Andante espressivo
5:43
Jean-Claude Gérard, Niklas Schmidt, Hermann Lechler
IV. Finale. Allegro
7:35
Emi Ferguson, Flute, Julian Schwarz, Cello, Peter Dugan, Piano (score)
I. Allegro moderato
2:55
Emi Ferguson, Flute, Julian Schwarz, Cello, Peter Dugan, Piano (score)
II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
9:58
Emi Ferguson, Flute, Julian Schwarz, Cello, Peter Dugan, Piano (score)
III. Schäfers Klage [Shepherd's lament]. Andante espressivo
9:58
Emi Ferguson, Flute, Julian Schwarz, Cello, Peter Dugan, Piano (score)
IV. Finale. Allegro
8:42
Vadim Sakharov, Irena Grafenauer, Clemens Hagen
I. Allegro moderato
2:48
Vadim Sakharov, Irena Grafenauer, Clemens Hagen
II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
3:56
Vadim Sakharov, Irena Grafenauer, Clemens Hagen
III. Schäfers Klage [Shepherd's lament]. Andante espressivo
8:19
Vadim Sakharov, Irena Grafenauer, Clemens Hagen
IV. Finale. Allegro
5:10
Varelas, Toivio, Andrasi
I. Allegro moderato
2:52
Varelas, Toivio, Andrasi
II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
4:02
Varelas, Toivio, Andrasi
III. Schäfers Klage [Shepherd's lament]. Andante espressivo
6:13
Varelas, Toivio, Andrasi
IV. Finale. Allegro
From Edition Silvertrust

Carl Maria von Weber The musical reputation of Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) rests almost entirely on his famous operas Die Freischutz and Oberon and a few other works such as his clarinet concertos. But Weber’s music by and large is unknown to present day players and listeners, which is a pity since it is uniformly well-written, particularly for wind instruments. Chamber music, however, comprises only a very small part of his oeuvre. There are only three works which qualify as chamber music—his Piano Quartet, his Clarinet Quintet and this work for Flute (or Violin), Cello and Piano.

Weber studied with Michael Haydn in Salzburg the Abbe Vogler in Vienna, two of the leading teachers of their day. He pursued a career as a conductor and music director holding posts in Breslau, Prague, Berlin and Dresden.

The Op.63 Trio was composed in 1819 while Weber was serving as music director in Dresden. In four movements, the first, Allegro moderato, is more moderato than allegro and has an air of melancholy and contemplation. Next comes a short, martial Scherzo. The third movement, The Shepherd’s Lament, is in the tradition of the French Air Pastorale, evocative of a rustic scene with a lonely shepherd, playing a song-like ballad on his flute. The finale, also an Allegro, displays Weber’s gift for melody and invention.

This is a valuable addition to the small repertoire for flute, cello and piano, which sounds equally as fine when performed as a standard piano trio.

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