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Fairy Tales op. 132

By Robert Schumann

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Clarinet (violin), viola and piano (Score & Parts) - intermediate to advanced
Based on Robert Schumann. Neue Ausgabe samtlicher Werke, Band II/3. Composed by Robert Schumann. Edited by Elisa Novara. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Ensemble. Classical. Score and parts, Softcover. Op. 132. 44.0 pages. Schott Music #ED 22751. Published by Schott Music (HL.49046031).

Item Number: HL.49046031

9x12 inches.

The Fairy-Tale Narratives (Marchenerzahlungen) for B-flat Clarinet (ad libitum Violin), Viola and Piano, Op. 132, belong to the few Schumann works that were composed, revised and published in a short time: composed in Dusseldorf, at beginning of October 1853, the new composition was already offered for publication to the Breitkopf & Hartel publishing house on 3 November and printed in February 1854.Composition and publication of the Marchenerzahlungen were accompanied, though, by difficult times, the final days before the composer was admitted to the psychiatric clinic in Endenich. The work's reception lies in the shadow of the last creative period: The pieces were associated with his life's darker phases and were very little played.The Marchenerzahlungen transmit Schumann's single work for this unusual piano trio with viola and clarinet. The only well-known earlier example in this setting at that time is Mozart's 'Kegelstatt' Trio K 498 (composed in 1786). Schumann was certainly already acquainted with the work from his Leipzig years - it was played in one of the 'quartet sessions' in 1829.

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