Fesca, Alexander Ernst (1820-1849) was a German composer. He received his musical education from his father, a composer himself (Fesca, Friedrich Ernst), and showed great promise from a young age. Unfortunately, both father and son died young, with Friedrich passing away at 37 and Alexander at 28. Alexander composed chamber music, including six piano trios and two piano quartets, and the second movement (Adagio ma non tanto) of his Piano Trio, Op.12 is a particularly wonderful piece. Upon hearing the opening piano solo, one can’t help but imagine the story that the piece is trying to convey. The melody, filled with happiness, appears in three different parts, and the interplay between them is enjoyable to play. The passionate and intense middle section serves to accentuate the happiness of the latter half. This is a piece that we highly recommend performing.