Robert & Clara Schumann – Piano Trios Op. 17, 88, 110 – Swiss Piano Trio (2012) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Robert & Clara Schumann – Piano Trios Op. 17, 88, 110 – Swiss Piano Trio (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 01:17:42 minutes | 708 MB | Genre: Classical
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Following the highly acclaimed SACD of Robert Schumann’s first two Piano Trios, Opp. 63 and 80, with the Swiss Piano Trio audite now releases a new disc, comprising his Phantasiestücke Op. 88, the third Piano Trio Op. 110, alongside Clara Schumann’s only Piano Trio Op. 17 in G minor which has been unjustly overshadowed by her husband’s works. Juxtaposing these works reveals the differences, but principally the similarities, of the musical idioms of Mr and Mrs Schumann. Clara Schumann’s trio, composed in 1846, is an outstanding romantic work able to hold its own in the company of her husband’s or Mendelssohn’s trios. Whilst her work achieved public success but fell victim to the composer’s harsh self-criticism, the reverse was true of Schumann’s final trio, written in Düsseldorf in 1851.The unjustified verdict that this work no longer possessed the originality and mental power of Schumann’s earlier works but already revealed the composer’s looming illness, was responsible for this masterpiece of chamber music literature remaining unrecognised over a long period of time.


Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17
1 I. Allegro moderato 10:38
2 II. Scherzo. Tempo di menuetto 05:14
3 III. Andante 05:25
4 IV. Allegretto 07:47

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Fantasiestücke, Op. 88
5 I. Romanze. Nicht schnell, mit innigem Ausdruck 02:29
6 II. Humoreske. Lebhaft 07:39
7 III. Duett. Langsam, und mit Ausdruck 03:34
8 IV. Finale. Im Marsch-Tempo 05:52
Piano Trio No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 110
9 I. Bewegt, doch nicht zu rasch 10:40
10 II. Ziemlich langsam 05:42
11 III. Rasch 04:25
12 IV. Kräftig, mit Humor 08:11

Swiss Piano Trio
Martin Lucas Staub (piano)
Angela Golubeva (violin)
Sébastien Singer (cello)