Robert SchumannBorn 8 June 1810. Died 29 July 1856
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, a German pianist, 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; one 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.
- Schumann: Symphony No 2 in C major (3rd mvt – excerpt) (2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0591k3j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0591k3j.jpg2017-07-23T19:50:00.000ZIn Schumann's Second Symphony the composer overcomes the demons of his own mental health to produce a work of invigorating, captivating extremes.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0591h58
Schumann: Symphony No 2 in C major (3rd mvt – excerpt) (2017)
- You may wish you had kept up with piano lessonshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0532zt3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0532zt3.jpg2017-05-16T12:34:00.000ZBenjamin Grosvenor performs Robert Schumann's elegant and expressive Arabeske Op.18 live on In Tune.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0532zhd
You may wish you had kept up with piano lessons
- Schumann: Liederkreis Op.24https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqfz9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqfz9.jpg2017-04-29T13:15:00.000ZBuilding a Library surveys recordings of Schumann's song cycle 'Liederkreis', Op.24.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p051hk0s
Schumann: Liederkreis Op.24
- Two exquisite songs performed by Alice Coote and Julius Drakehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qv8j4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qv8j4.jpg2017-01-26T12:51:00.000Z'Frage' and 'Stille Tränen' from Robert Schumann's Kerner Lieder, sung live on In Tune.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04qvbbn
Two exquisite songs performed by Alice Coote and Julius Drake
- Muttertraum: Sarah Connolly sings Schumann's chilling song live on In Tunehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04jbmth.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04jbmth.jpg2016-11-29T11:19:00.000ZJoseph Middleton accompanies the mezzo-soprano in the dark tale of a mother's dream.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04jbqms
Muttertraum: Sarah Connolly sings Schumann's chilling song live on In Tune
- Schumann: Violin Concerto (extract)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ntnmc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ntnmc.jpg2016-04-17T11:00:00.000ZPreview of music performed at the BBC Promshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03ntv1f
Schumann: Violin Concerto (extract)
- Susan Graham sings Schumann live in the studiohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03nyd68.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03nyd68.jpg2016-03-25T16:53:00.000ZSusan Graham sings Schumann's 'Er, der Herrlichste von allen' live in the In Tune studio.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03nyk11
Susan Graham sings Schumann live in the studio
- Robert Schumann and literaturehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02f46sr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02f46sr.jpg2014-12-12T13:00:00.000ZDonald Macleod explores the music and literary influences of Robert Schumannhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02f4752
Robert Schumann and literature
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