Rey: Trio (ca. 1801)

• Violin, viola, violoncello. 4′45″

Edited by Dean Crocker, 2023

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Previously published by Cousineau (Paris), ca. 1801. First performed at the Théâtre de la République et des Arts on 11. Germinal an IX.

Jean-Baptiste Rey , 1734 (Lauzerte, France)‒1810 (Paris). The longest-serving conductor of the Paris Opera, professor of harmony, and composer of an opera (Apollon et Coronis) and many other pieces and arrangements. Called to Paris in 1776, Rey was named Master of Music of Louis XVI’s royal chamber in 1779 and became head conductor of the Opera in 1781. In 1799, he began teaching at the new Conservatoire de Musique for a short time. He was the Chef de l’orchestre at the Théâtre des Arts. He became first conductor of Napoleon’s chapel in 1803 and conducted at the Emperor’s coronation. Considering the times, his primary accomplishment may have been living to the age of 75.

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