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Clara Schumann - Trio op. 17 (III)

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  1. François Micol

    François Micol New Member

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    As for one last item of chamber music (for now, at least), here's the third movement of Clara Schumann's beautiful-and-unjustly-neglected trio for violin, cello and piano. It's a lovely Andante, in a style somewhat reminiscent of Mendelssohn, with a faster, more dramatic middle section. It was recorded live, during a chamber music audition at the conservatory last year.

    My partners were C.-M. Dufour (violin) and A. Fradet (cello). I wish we'd have been able to perform and record the other movements as well, since we studied the entire work over the course of a year, but alas, we had the worst luck with audition dates and timing. Hopefully we'll get our trio back on track at some point. :)

    Clara Schumann - Trio op 17 in G minor - III. Andante ( 3:27 )
     
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    juufa72 New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Never heard this before, but it does sound quite nice.

    Did Clara compose it completely by herself or did Robert help her?
     
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    I don't think I've heard this work before either, and indeed a lovely piece it is. Quite Mendelssohnesque, as you said, and almost reminded me of the slow movements in his piano trios. I think you and your partners quite did the movement justice - especially in a live environment - and it is a crying shame you guys couldn't record the entire thing.
     
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    hyenal New Member Piano Society Artist

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    A beautiful trio-movement, a nice playing :) Looking forward to hear also other movements from this work!
     
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    And this one is up the site, too.
     

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