Robert Schumann
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1810-06-08
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Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann Biography (Wikipedia)

Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.

Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in C are among his most famous. His writings about music appeared mostly in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication which he jointly founded.

In 1840, Schumann married Friedrich Wieck's daughter Clara, against the wishes of her father, following a long and acrimonious legal battle, which found in favor of Clara and Robert. Clara also composed music and had a considerable concert career as a pianist, the earnings from which, before her marriage, formed a substantial part of her father's fortune.

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Variations on the Name ABEGG, Op.1
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Variations on the Name ABEGG, Op.1
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Symphony No. 1 "Spring" Op. 38
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Symphony No. 1 "Spring" Op. 38
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Fantasiestücke Op.73 - 1st movement
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Fantasiestücke Op.73 - 1st movement
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Fantasiestucke (Op.12)
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Fantasiestucke (Op.12)
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Papillons, Op 2 (No 7 in A flat major)
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Papillons, Op 2 (No 7 in A flat major)
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Arabeske in C major, Op 18
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Arabeske in C major, Op 18
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Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26
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Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26
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Kinderszenen, Op 15, Nos 1 and 2
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Kinderszenen, Op 15, Nos 1 and 2
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Symphony no. 2 in C major Op.61: 3rd mvt Adagio espressivo
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Symphony no. 2 in C major Op.61: 3rd mvt Adagio espressivo
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Susser Freund (Frauenliebe und - leben song 6)
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Susser Freund (Frauenliebe und - leben song 6)
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Er, der herrlichste von allen (Frauenliebe und - leben song 2)
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Er, der herrlichste von allen (Frauenliebe und - leben song 2)
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Im wunderschönen monat Mai (song 1 from Dichterliebe)
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Im wunderschönen monat Mai (song 1 from Dichterliebe)
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Cello Concerto in A minor Op 129
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Cello Concerto in A minor Op 129
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Kinderszenen for piano (Op.15)
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Kinderszenen for piano (Op.15)
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Kreisleriana Op.16: No.3 Sehr aufgeregt
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Kreisleriana Op.16: No.3 Sehr aufgeregt
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Fantasy in C major, Op 17 (2nd mvt)
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Fantasy in C major, Op 17 (2nd mvt)
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'Frage' and 'Stille Tränen' (Kerner Lieder)
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'Frage' and 'Stille Tränen' (Kerner Lieder)
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Fantasiestucke (Op.73)
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Fantasiestucke (Op.73)
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Davidsbündlertänze (Wild and Lustig)
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Davidsbündlertänze (Wild and Lustig)
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Waldszenen - 9 pieces for piano (Op.82)
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Waldszenen - 9 pieces for piano (Op.82)
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Faschingsschwank aus Wien - Phantasiebilder Op.26 (4. Intermezzo in Eb minor)
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Faschingsschwank aus Wien - Phantasiebilder Op.26 (4. Intermezzo in Eb minor)
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Kinderszenen: No.13 Der Dichter Spricht
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Kinderszenen: No.13 Der Dichter Spricht
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Gesange der Fruhe - Songs of Dawn (Op.133)
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Gesange der Fruhe - Songs of Dawn (Op.133)
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Symphony No. 3, Op.97, Rhenish (2nd movement, 'Scherzo')
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Symphony No. 3, Op.97, Rhenish (2nd movement, 'Scherzo')
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Manfred Overture
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Manfred Overture
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Konzertstück for four horns and orchestra, Op 86
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Konzertstück for four horns and orchestra, Op 86
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