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The Schumanns: husband and wife

The Kungsbacka Trio with music by Robert and Clara Schumann.

Recorded at Kings Place, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

The Kungsbacka Trio with music by Robert and Clara Schumann.

Robert Schumann: Six Canonic Studies, Op. 56
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17

8.15: Interval

Natalie Klouda: Fantasy Triptych (2014)
Robert Schumann: Piano Trio No. 2 in F, Op. 80

The fêted Swedish-based Kungsbacka Trio return to Kings Place with two great works by Clara and Robert Schumann. The former penned her masterpiece of poignant poetry during a period of intense emotional upheaval, before her urgent need to earn money as an international concert pianist curtailed her composing career. A year later came Robert’s visionary essay in the form, with its musical references to his beloved Clara, for whom he had fought so long. Prefacing this is Natalie Klouda’s deft exploration of the intense three-way relationship between Robert, Clara and Johannes Brahms, Fantasy Triptych.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Six Canonic Studies, Op.56

    Music Arranger: Theodor Kirchner. Ensemble: Kungsbacka Trio.
  • Clara Schumann

    Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17

    Ensemble: Kungsbacka Trio.
  • Clara Schumann

    Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen (Liebesfruhling, Op.12)

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Singer: Susan Gritton.
  • Clara Schumann

    Liebst du um Schonheit (Liebesfruhling, Op.12)

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Singer: Stephan Loges.
  • Clara Schumann

    Warum willst du andre fragen? (Liebesfruhling, Op.12)

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Singer: Stephan Loges.
  • Natalie Klouda

    Fantasy Triptych

    Ensemble: Kungsbacka Trio.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Trio in F major, Op.80

    Ensemble: Kungsbacka Trio.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
  • Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek

    Die Spinnerin, Op.55 No.2

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Renata Pokupić.

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