|Robert Schumann||Six Canonic Studies, Op. 56|
|Clara Schumann||Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17|
|Natalie Klouda||Fantasy Triptych (2014)|
|R 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.