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Classic Edition 2010 – Trio Cube. At first sight, the geometric form of a cube has little in common with a classical piano trio. However, as a volume, the cube represents the musical dimensions that appear when three musicians unite their musicality in a piano trio. Which spaces does Trio Cube conquer once the sound waves start to propagate?

From the common experience of the Trio Cube musicians emerges a strong urge for discoveries, innovation and creation. As part of the ensemble Musiques Nouvelles and from their shared passion for contemporary music, they found a brand new piano trio – Antoine Maisonhaute, Jeanne Maisonhaute and Kim van den Brempt.

On this CD the trio presents works of Robert Schumann. Between 1827 and 1840, Schumann mainly composed piano works. His Kinderszenen Op. 15, a cycle of thirteen pieces reflecting childhood memories, appeared in 1838. During that same year Schumann also wrote the famous Arabesque Op. 18. From 1842 on, he created his most renowned works fro chamber music. In his Fantasiestücke Op. 88 for piano trio, Schumann distances himself from global sonata form and returns to the character pieces that he composed for piano earlier on. Schumann did not embrace the genre of violin sonata until the end of his career, composing three of them between 1851 and 1853.

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