The additional foot manual of the pedal grand piano, popular in the 19th century, made it possible to play with three piano voices. The 6 Studies in Canonical Form op. 56 by Robert Schumann, composed for this instrument in 1845, were arranged by Theodor Kirchner in 1888 as a version for violin, violoncello and piano. A "real" piano trio, on the other hand, is the G minor work by Schumann's wife Clara. While the experts were astonished to amazed that this opus was actually composed by a woman, Germaine Tailleferre no longer had to fight quite so hard battles in the male-dominated composer scene. She was the only woman to co-found the famous "Groupe des Six". She began composing her trio in 1916 and did not resume work on it until 1978, at the age of 86. Much more quickly, in the course of a month, Robert Schumann put pen to paper for his Third Piano Trio, Op. 110, which Clara said she found to be a work "full of passion through and through."
Concert duration about 2 hours
Artist talk after the intermission