Carl Gottlieb Reissiger: Complete Piano Trios, Volume One

This item will be released on 7 June 2024.

Catalogue No: TOCC0267
EAN/UPC: 5060113442673
Release Date: 2024-06-07
Composer: Carl Gottlieb Reissiger
Artists: Trio Anima Mundi

In his day the now-forgotten Carl Gottlieb Reissiger (1798–1859) was highly esteemed, both as conductor and composer; indeed, his presence in Dresden from 1826 made it one of the main operatic centres in Germany. He wrote nine operas himself, as well as a huge quantity of vocal music (including at least twelve Masses), and his large output of chamber music boasts no fewer than 27 piano trios. These two early exemplars in this first-ever complete recorded cycle of those trios have a Mendelssohnian elegance and clarity, deepened here and there by a touch of Beethovenian pathos. Schumann was an enthusiast: ‘When I think of Reissiger’s trios, the words lovely and jewel-like come to mind. These choice and lovely works remind one of a chain of flowers. […] His music never fatigues the ear, but holds our attention to the very end’.

Trio Anima Mundi

Listen To This Recording:

Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op. 25 (c. 1824) (29:08)

  1. I. Moderato – Allegro passionato (10:38)
  2. II. Andante quasi allegretto (6:15)
  3. III. Capricci (Allegro molto) and Trio (3:51)
  4. IV. Finale: Allegro non troppo (8:29)

Piano Trio No. 4 in F sharp minor, Op. 56 (publ. 1829) (34:24)

  1. I. Allegro moderato (11:23)
  2. II. Andante non troppo (9:28)
  3. III. Scherzo: Prestissimo – Trio (5:42)
  4. IV. Rondo: Allegro con grazia (7:47)


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