Trio

The term 'trio' defines both a group of three instruments, or a composition for such a group. Pieces for ensembles of three instruments may be titled according to their form or genre, and sometimes be simply titled 'trios', such as 'piano trios' (pieces for violin, piano, and cello) or 'string trios' (violin, viola, and cello). Up until the 18th century, the word 'trio' was also used to refer to any composition for three unaccompanied lines, that could have been played by a single player. The term also applied to 'trio sonatas' which were sonatas for basso continuo and two melodic instruments (such as continuo +2 violins, or flute and violin). 'Trio' also defines a contrasting dance that appears in the middle of a main dance, such as a minuet or a bourée. This comes from the tradition of orchestrating this middle dances for a group of only three instruments in order to create contrast.

Composers

Abraham Tena Manrique Adam Carse Adam Darr Adolf Weidig Adolphe Blanc Alba Rosa Viëtor Albert Roussel Albert Becker Albert Doyen Albert Hermann Dietrich Albion Percy Alderson Aleksandr Winkler Alessandro Besozzi Alessandro Rolla Alexander Agricola Alexander Fesca Alexander von Zemlinsky Alexandre Batta Alexandre-Pierre-François Boëly Alexis de Castillon Alfonso Ferrabosco Sr. Algernon Ashton Alonso Mudarra Amilcare Zanella André-Frédéric Eler Andrea Falconieri Andreas Ehrhardt Angelo Balladori Angelo Maria Benincori Anselme Vinée Antoine Bessems Antoine Bohrer Antoine Calvière Antoine Dauvergne Antoine de Févin Anton Arensky Anton Eberl Anton Reicha Anton Webern Antonín Dvořák Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni Antonio de Cabezón Antonio Rosetti Antonio Veracini Arnold Bax Arnold Schoenberg Arthur Foote Arvid Kleven Auguste Chapuis Bartolomeo Brolo Bedřich Smetana Béla Bartók Bernhard Molique Blair Fairchild Camille Saint-Saëns Camillo Barni Carl Bohm Carl Czerny Carl Ferdinand Becker Carl Friedrich Abel Carl Frühling Carl Gottlieb Reissiger Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke Carl Maria von Weber Carl Philipp Stamitz Cécile Chaminade César Franck Charles Dancla Charles Coleman Charles Haydn Arnold Charles Villiers Stanford Charles Vollweiler Charles Wakefield Cadman Charles-Auguste de Bériot Charles-François Dumonchau Charles-Marie Widor Charles-Valentin Alkan Christian Barnekow Christian Cannabich Christoph Graupner Clara Schumann Claude Debussy Coloman Chován Conradin Kreutzer Costanzo Festa David Toub Donald Tovey Edmond Weber Édouard Broustet Edouard Destenay Edouard Du Puy Édouard Lalo Edvard Grieg Edward Blankes Egon Kornauth Elfrida Andrée Elway Bevin Emanuel Chvála Emil Bohnke Emil Kreuz Émile Agnel Émile Bernard Émile Bourgeois Émile Pessard Emilio Daura Enrique Fernández Arbós Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Ernest Austin Ernest Chausson Ernest Depas Ernest Eugène Altès Ernst Eichner Eugène Walckiers F. Andersen F. Weber Fanny Hensel Félicien David Félix Battanchon Felix Mendelssohn Ferdinand Fränzl Ferdinand Ries Ferdinando Carulli Festoni Filippo Bruno Francesco Zannetti Francesco Zappa François Adrien Boieldieu Francois Devienne
Frank Bridge Franz Anton Hoffmeister Franz Asplmayr Franz Berwald Franz Joseph Haydn Franz Krommer Franz Liszt Franz M. Dalquen Franz Schubert Franz Wohlfahrt Frédéric Brisson Frédéric Chopin Frédéric Dolmetsch Friedemann Baruch Friedrich Dotzauer Friedrich Grützmacher Friedrich Kuhlau Gabriel Allier Gabriel Fauré Gabriel Malancioiu Gabriel Pierné Gaetano Brunetti Gaston Salvayre Georg Carl Bohlmann Georg Joseph Vogler Georg Philipp Telemann Georg Wichtl George Enescu Georges Auric Georgy Bazilevsky Georgy Catoire Gherardello Da Firenze Giovanni Battista Canaletti Giovanni Battista Viotti Giovanni Bottesini Giovanni Briccio Giovanni Da Cascia Giovanni Ferretti Giovanni Francesco Anerio Giovanni Maria Bononcini Girolamo Frescobaldi Giuseppe Valentini Giuseppe Frugatta Giuseppe Maria Cambini Gustav Adolf Merkel Gustav Blessner Gustav Holst H. Zimmermann Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff Heinrich Molbe Heinrich von Herzogenberg Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Heitor Villa-Lobos Henri Bertini Henri Brod Henri Marteau Henry Du Mont Henry Woollett Hermann Berens Hoste Da Reggia Ignaz Böck Ignaz Brüll Ignaz Fränzl Ignaz Moscheles Ignaz von Beecke J. C. Baumberg Jacobus Barbireau Jacopo Da Bologna Jacques Féréol Mazas Jacques Ibert Jan Ladislav Dussek Ján Levoslav Bella Jan Zach Jean Baptiste Lully Jean Cras Jean Jacques Dreuilh Jean Vogt Jean-Baptiste Bréval Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin Jean-Pierre Freillon Poncein Joachim Raff Joaquín Turina Joel Engel Johan Amberg Johan Arnold Dahmen Johan Foltmar Johann Andreas Amon Johann Anton André Johann Anton Filtz Johann Baptist Bauer Johann Baptist Vanhal Johann Baptist Wendling Johann Christoph Vogel Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel Johann Friedrich Bunte Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Johann Gottlieb Graun Johann Nepomuk Hummel Johann Rudolf Ahle Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Stamitz Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda Johannes Brahms Johannès Donjon John Antes John Bull John Clifton John Coperario John Jenkins John Liptrot Hatton Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Josef Suk Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Joseph Boulnois Joseph Eybler Joseph Gossec Joseph Jongen Joseph Mayseder Joseph Mazzinghi Joseph von Blumenthal Joseph Woelfl Jozef Bellens József Bloch Julius Eichberg Julius Fučík Julius Weissenborn Julius Zellner
Karl Adolf Lorenz Karl Anton Florian Eckert Karl Goldmark Kaspar Jacob Bischoff Leó Weiner Léon Boëllmann Léon Delcroix Leonhard von Call Léopold Dancla Louis Diémer Louis François Philippe Drouet Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély Louis Sauter Louis Spohr Louis-François Dauprat Louise Farrenc Loyset Compère Ludwig Ebner Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig Wolf Luigi Boccherini Luis Venegas de Henestrosa Manuel Alejandre Prada Marc Delmas Marco Enrico Bossi Mark Alburger Martino Bitti Maurice Ravel Max Bruch Max Burger Max Reger Mel Bonis Michael Christian Festing Michael East Michael William Balfe Michel Rondeau Mikhail Azanchevsky Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Mortimer Wilson Muzio Clementi Niccolò Dôthel Nicholas Charles Bochsa Nicolai von Wilm Niels Gade Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Nikolaj Hansen Nikolay Amani Oskar Bolck Paul Chabeaux Paul de Wailly Paul Hastings Allen Paul Juon Paul Wranitzky Pedro António Avondano, Pedro Miguel Abreu Per Winge Peter Cornelius Peter Weldon Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter Philipp Wolfrum Philippe Gaubert Pierre Vachon Pierre Baillot Pierre Crémont Pierre Jean Porro Pietro Locatelli Pietro Valli Placido Abela Prudent Louis Aubéry du Boulley Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Raphael Dressler Renaud de Vilbac René de Boisdeffre Reynaldo Hahn Riccardo Drigo Richard Dering Richard Henry Walthew Richard Kursch Richard von Perger Robert Cambert Robert Edward Bridson Robert Fuchs Robert G. Patterson Robert Schumann Robert Volkmann Rodolphe Kreutzer Ruperto Chapí Samuel Brenton Whitney Sébastien de Brossard Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Taneyev Sergey Yevseyev Sergey Yuferov Siegfried Fall Sigfrid Karg-Elert Sigismond Thalberg Simoni dall Croubelis Sixt Dietrich Stefano Felis Theodore Akimenko Théodore Dubois Theophil Forchhammer Thérèse Blangini Tomás Bretón Tommaso Giordani Udalrich Baldenecker Vasily Vurm Victor Alphonse Duvernoy Victor Bendix Victor Vreuls Vincent d' Indy Vincenzo Ferroni Vladimir Dyck Volkmar Andreae Wilhelm Berger Wilhelm Cramer Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle William Cornysh William Cranford William Drew William Sterndale Bennett Woldemar Bargiel Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Xaver Scharwenka Zdeněk Fibich