Erik Gustaf Geijer (1783−1847)

Trio par E.G. Geijer [A-flat major]

1. Andantino - Var. 1 - Var. 2 - Var. 3 [piu Lento struket] - Var. 4 [a tempo struket] - Var. 5 [version II] - Var. 6 Minore - Var. 7 - Cadenza [attacca]
2. Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Tempo Imo

  • Year of composition: 1816
  • Work category: Piano trio
  • Duration: Approx. 10-15 min

Examples of printed editions

Hans Ahlborg Musik, ed. Lennart Hedwall 1996

Location for score and part material

Statens musik- och teaterbibliotek

Description of work

1. Andantino A-flat major 4/4 (C), /:8 bars:/:8 bars:/, Var. 1, 16 bars, /8 bars:/, Var. 2, /:8 bars:/:8 bars:/, Var. 3 [piu Lento crossed out], /:8 bars:/:8 bars:/, Var. 4 [a tempo crossed out], 40 bars, Var. 5 [version II], /:4 bars:/, 14 bars, Var. 6 Minore A-flat minor, /:8 bars:/, 1 bar, /:8 bars:/, Var. 7, 30 bars, Cadenza, 12 bars, in total 189 bars [attacca]
2. Allegro A-flat major 3/8, 64 bars, E major, 7 bars, Adagio, 4/4 (C), 2 bars, A-flat major, 9 bars, Allegro, 7 bars, Tempo Imo, 6 bars, in total 95 bars


Work comment

As far as can be ascertained, this is the first instrumental piece Geijer composed after his two large works for piano written in England in 1810, which were influenced by his then instructor Pehr Frigel. Now, J.C.F. Hæffner has become a kind of mentor and with whom Geijer collaborated in the momentous collection "Svenska Folk-Wisor från Forntiden" (1814) [ref. Lennart Hedwall's commentary to Ahlborg's edition].