No romantic poem, no particular storyteller has prompted Schumann to write this composition. We can assume today that the title of these pieces, first entitled "Romanzen", only wanted to evoke a poetic, magical world. Probably inspired by the "Kegelstatt-Trio" K. 498 - "Trio des Quilles" - by Mozart, Schumann had intensively fed this project with a work written for this particular training bringing together piano, clarinet and viola, and whose singular effect enthused him. However, it still took almost three years before he sent these "pieces written with pleasure" to an editor. The first edition alternately included a part of the violin on the clarinet. As this part has been authorized by Schumann, it is also attached to our Urtext edition.