1865 · Bonn
Measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.
Somewhat browned, especially at edges, and slightly foxed; frayed at outer edge; lower right corner dampstained. First (and only) Edition. Pazdírek C, p. 401. WorldCat (3 copies, at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, and Cornell University).
Barthold Cobelli is a completely obscure composer; the standard reference works (including Eitner and Mendel) do not mention him. He is included in a "List of Jewish writers and artists born in Hamburg in the present [i.e., 19th] century who have been members of the congregation [i.e., Deutsch-Israelitische Gemeinde, Hamburg] at one time" in M. M. Haarbleicher, Zwei Epochen aus der Geschichte der Deutsch-Israelitischen Gemeinde in Hamburg (Hamburg: Otto Meissner, 1867), p. 317. A few editions of his music, from the 1850s to the 1870s, are held in German libraries. It appears that Cobelli mostly composed salon music and that the present trio was his most serious work. (Inventory #: 25706)