String Trio

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Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante Scherzo (Vivace)
  3. Allegro preciso e agitato



This important chamber work for strings was commissioned by the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congress, and received its first performance at a concert at the Library.

This quote is from a NY Times review of the work performed by the Notre Dame String Trio in 1996:

"Villa-Lobos apparently tabled his interest in Brazilian folk styles when he composed his String Trio in 1945, a lush score cast fully in the language of mainstream neo-Romanticism."

The Trio Broz play the slow movement.


Violin, Viola & Cello


The score is published by Max Eschig in Paris.

Trio for Violin, Viola and Violoncello Parts. By Hector Villa-Lobos. Editions Durand. 14 pages. Published by Max Eschig. (50562015)
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The first performance was by The Alberni Trio in Washington DC on October 30, 1945.

The String Trio has become quite a popular piece in chamber music concert programs, according to the HVL Concert Calendar database - 20 performances as of November 2011.

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