Three Romances for violin and piano, op. 22 is Clara Schumann's only chamber work, excluding the Trio, op. 17. She composed the three romances, lyrical by their character, in Düsseldorf in 1853. The romances are dedicated with friendship to violinist Joseph Joachim, meant to serve as a Christmas present for him. Both musicians have performed them several times in public. Music journals of the time tended to ignore the romances, and even today the work have not earned its rightful place in the canon of violin works and remains rarely performed.
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Clara Schumann (1819–1896): from Three Romances, op. 22 (1853), Trans. Diana Gannett
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