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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Carnaval: Chopin
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Carnaval: Chopin
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Album fur die Jugend Op.68 for piano: no.12; Knecht Ruprecht
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Album fur die Jugend Op.68 for piano: no.12; Knecht Ruprecht
Robert Schumann
Papillons, Op 2
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Papillons, Op 2
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor (Op.posthumous) [1853]
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor (Op.posthumous) [1853]
Robert Schumann
Manfred Overture Op. 115
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Manfred Overture Op. 115
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Waldscenen Op.82 for piano: no.7; Vogel als Prophet
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Waldscenen Op.82 for piano: no.7; Vogel als Prophet
Robert Schumann
Phantasiestucke Op.73
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Phantasiestucke Op.73
Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in E flat Op.47
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Piano Quartet in E flat Op.47
Robert Schumann
Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck
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Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck
Robert Schumann
12 Vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und grosse Kinder Op.85: no.9; Am Springbrunnen & no.10; Versteckens
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12 Vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und grosse Kinder Op.85: no.9; Am Springbrunnen & no.10; Versteckens
Robert Schumann
Symphony no.2 in C Op.61 - finale
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Symphony no.2 in C Op.61 - finale
Robert Schumann
Fantasy in C major Op.17 for piano
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Fantasy in C major Op.17 for piano
Robert Schumann
Arabeske for piano (Op.18) in C major
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Arabeske for piano (Op.18) in C major
Robert Schumann
Fantasiestucke for clarinet [violin or cello] and piano (Op.73)
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Fantasiestucke for clarinet [violin or cello] and piano (Op.73)
Robert Schumann
Symphony No 2 in C major (Scherzo. Allegro vivace)
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Symphony No 2 in C major (Scherzo. Allegro vivace)
Robert Schumann
Liederkreis - Waldesgesprach
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Liederkreis - Waldesgesprach
Robert Schumann
3 Romances Op.94
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3 Romances Op.94
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Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) op.15 - Rêverie (Traumerie)
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Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) op.15 - Rêverie (Traumerie)
Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 1 in B flat, Op. 38 'Spring'
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Symphony No. 1 in B flat, Op. 38 'Spring'
Robert Schumann
Scenes of Childhood, Op 15 No 13 (The Poet Speaks)
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Scenes of Childhood, Op 15 No 13 (The Poet Speaks)
Robert Schumann
6 Studies (Op.56), arr. Debussy for 2 pianos
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6 Studies (Op.56), arr. Debussy for 2 pianos
Robert Schumann
Phantasiestucke for piano (Op.12) vers. standard [8 pieces], no.3; Warum?
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Phantasiestucke for piano (Op.12) vers. standard [8 pieces], no.3; Warum?
Robert Schumann
Quintet in E flat major Op.44 for piano and strings
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Quintet in E flat major Op.44 for piano and strings
Robert Schumann
Abegg variations Op.1
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Abegg variations Op.1
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Aveu from Carnaval, Op.9
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Aveu from Carnaval, Op.9
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