Herbert Hackl (clarinet), Stefanos Vasileiadis (piano) and Annekatrin Flick (violoncello) play piano trios by Louise Farrenc (1804-1875), Vally Weigl (1894-1982), Clara Schumann (1819-1896) and others.
Like Clara Schumann, Louise Farrenc was encouraged as a pianist at an early age - Louise in a free-thinking Parisian artistic environment, while Clara's father promoted the career of the child prodigy and later famous pianist. The fact that the latter gave concerts internationally despite her marriage and motherhood, and even negotiated financial matters herself, was just as unusual as Louise Farrenc's appointment as one of the first female piano professors at the Paris Conservatoire and her insistence on equal pay. Her training as a composer also seems atypical because, like the financial aspect, the creative aspect also had a male connotation. Although the works of both women were widely played, performed and published, they fell into oblivion and have only recently experienced a renaissance. Composed under family pressure, the two piano trios are by no means lacking in power or invention; on the contrary, they are a testimony to great creativity and vitality!