Giuseppe Cambini (1746-1825?) was one of the most successful and popular composers working in Paris both before and after the Revolution. His name is today associated with the numerous 'symphonie concertantes' and string quartets and quintets he produced, and yet Cambini was also an important figure in the history of woodwind chamber music. Not only did he write the first works for what was to become the standard wind quintet, but his Trio Concertans Op.45 were almost certainly the first ever compositions written specifically for flute, oboe and bassoon. These expertly-crafted pieces, with their formal simplicity and classical elegance, abound in idiomatic writing for each of the three instruments. The set of six trios is here published in its entirety for the first time since the original Boyer-Le Menu edition.
This volume contains No. 1 in D major, No. 2 in G minor and No. 3 in F major.
In particular, the trios will appeal to those who are looking for woodwind chamber music for teaching and performance, and who wish to explore such rare gems: these pieces are ideal candidates for study and performance alongside the core repertoire. This edition is clear, thorough, and informative, and with usability and versatility at its core, it once again brings a largely forgotten composer and his repertoire to (hopefully) a much wider audience.