There is no equal in music history to the intertwining of personal and artistic relationship between Robert Schumann and his wife, Clara Wieck. The stature of these two musical figures goes even beyond the exceptional value of their individual work and the significant impact they had on romantic music.
On this CD, we get to hear music by both of these giants in music:
- Piano Trio No. 2 in F major, Op. 80
- Fantasiestücke in A minor for Piano Trio, Op. 88
- Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17
Performed by Voces Intimae.
Clara Schumann’s Trio in G minor Op.17 was written when she was 27 years old in 1846. This work seems to be influenced by Felix Mendelssohn’s teachings in his chamber music language.
Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestücke in A minor op. 88, was written during the very productive 1842. And his Op. 88 brings together 4 sections of different character (Romance, Humoreske, Duett and Finale.
The Trio in F major Op. 80 dates from the year 1847. In this Trio it is in the third movement in which Schumann displays the apex of his chamber music art.
Here is the Robert Schumann Trio with piano no. 2, Opus 80:
And next, we hear the Clara Schumann Trio Für Violine, Cello Und Klavier Op. 17 – I – Allegro moderato:
Tags: Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Piano Trios, Opus 17, Opus 80, Opus 88, Voces Intimae