Richter’s opus 20 is a collection of 6 Trio’s, 5 of which are based on a choral melody. A very bad and hardly readable scan of Richter’s opus 20 is available on imslp. To make playing these trio’s easier for me, I decided to transcribe them. And having done that, I might as well publish them.
The trio on “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern” is firmly rooted in the Bach tradition. In phrasing and harmony it could have been composed a hundred years earlier. The prescribed registration however, is more of Richter’s own time. It is a fine piece, and well worth playing.