Trio, Op. 44 composed by Louise Farrenc (1804-1875). Winds, Strings and Piano. For clarinet (violin), cello (viola/bass clarinet/basset horn) and piano. Tuneful, effective composition. Alternate parts provide many options for performance.. Classical. Score and parts. Published by Rosewood Publications (RW.RP-02).
Louise Farrenc, nee Dumont (1804-1875), was a gifted pianist and composer at a time when women were rarely able to aspire to more than drawing-room competence, whatever their musical ability. She studied music with Reicha and later taught the piano at the Paris Conservatoire, the only woman to hold a permanent position there as an instrumentalist during the nineteenth century. Farrenc wrote three symphonies, a piano concerto, thirty etudes for piano in all major and minor keys, four piano trios, a cello sonata and two violin sonatas, two piano quintets, a sextet for piano and wind and a nonet for wind and strings. She was one of the leading women composers of her day and was praised in the Gazette Musicale for.