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Schumann - Piano Trios, Vol. 2

Composer Robert Schumann
Performer Kungsbacka Piano Trio
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2477 SACD
EAN 7318599924779
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Jun 2023
Total time 77'58

Passionate and fiery – Schumann and the Kungsbacka Trio
After its first album devoted to Schumann’s first two piano trios, the Kungsbacka Piano Trio now presents the conclusion of this series with the Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, to which they add the Six Studies in Canonic Form, originally for pedal piano and performed here in an arrangement for piano trio, and an early work, the Quartet in C minor for violin, viola, cello and piano, which was only published in 1979. &&&

Composed in 1851, the third Piano Trio achieves the tonal balance Schumann was aiming for with an utmost independence of the three instruments while having ‘obsessive impulses’ running through it, to quote pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips. The Six Studies in Canonic Form that follow appear as small contrapuntal jewels that testify to Robert Schumann’s keen interest in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Preludes and Fugues. Finally, the Quartet composed when Schumann was 18 reveals a wildly creative mind at work, inspired in turn by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Chopin. Yet, despite these influences, one perceives a distinctive voice that reveals the obsessive qualities that would characterise Schumann’s later works. “A thrilling ride for performer and listener”, promises Crawford-Phillips.
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  Robert Schumann
  Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110 26'29
01 I. Bewegt, doch nicht zu rasch 9'17
02 II. Ziemlich langsam 5'33
03 III. Rasch 4'07
04 IV. Kräftig, mit Humor 7'32
  Sechs Studien in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 17'30
05 1. Nicht zu schnell 1'57
06 2. Mit innigem Ausdruck 4'10
07 3. Andantino 1'44
08 4. Innig 3'31
09 5. Nicht zu schnell 2'19
10 6. Adagio 3'49
  Piano Quartet in C minor 33'51
11 I. Allegro molto affetuoso 13'52
12 II. Menuetto 5'00
13 III. Andante 6'28
14 IV. Allegro giusto - Presto 8'31
  Album total 77'58
ComposerSchumann, Robert
Piano trioKungsbacka Piano Trio
ViolinBroman, Malin
CelloSvedberg, Jesper
PianoCrawford-Phillips, Simon
ViolaPower, Lawrence

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