Robert Schumann

Born 8 June 1810. Died 29 July 1856
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. His teacher, Friedrich Wieck, a German pianist, had assured Schumann that Robert could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.

In 1840, after a long and acrimonious legal battle with Wieck, who opposed the marriage, Schumann married Wieck's daughter Clara. Before their marriage, Clara—also a composer—had substantially supported her father through her considerable career as a pianist. Together, Clara and Robert encouraged, and maintained a close relationship with, Johannes Brahms.

Until 1840, Schumann wrote exclusively for the piano. Later, he composed piano and orchestral works, many Lieder (songs for voice and piano). He composed four symphonies, one opera, and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. His most famous works include Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in C. His writings about music appeared mostly in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication that he co-founded.

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Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26
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Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26
Robert Schumann
Sonata no. 1 in A minor Op.105 for violin and piano, mov. 2
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Sonata no. 1 in A minor Op.105 for violin and piano, mov. 2
Robert Schumann
'Sehnsucht' from 5 Songs, Op.51
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'Sehnsucht' from 5 Songs, Op.51
Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44 (3rd mvt)
Robert Schumann
'Des Sennen Abschied' from Lieder-Album fur die Jugend, Op.79
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'Des Sennen Abschied' from Lieder-Album fur die Jugend, Op.79
Robert Schumann
'Die Hütte' from 3 Gedichte, Op.119
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'Die Hütte' from 3 Gedichte, Op.119
Robert Schumann
Six Studies in Canon Form Op. 56: 1,2 & 3
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Six Studies in Canon Form Op. 56: 1,2 & 3
Robert Schumann
Adagio and allegro in A flat (Op.70)
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Adagio and allegro in A flat (Op.70)
Robert Schumann
Cello Concerto Op 129
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Cello Concerto Op 129
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Adagio and allegro in A flat major, Op 70
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Adagio and allegro in A flat major, Op 70
Robert Schumann
12 Gedichte Op.35 Nos.1 & 2
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12 Gedichte Op.35 Nos.1 & 2
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Widmung
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Widmung
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Volksliedshen Op. 51 No. 2 "Wenn ich fruh in den Garten geh"
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Volksliedshen Op. 51 No. 2 "Wenn ich fruh in den Garten geh"
Robert Schumann
12 Poems of Justinus Kerner Op.35: Wanderlied
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12 Poems of Justinus Kerner Op.35: Wanderlied
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Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47 (3rd mvt)
Robert Schumann
John Anderson (Romances and Ballads Set 3, Op.145)
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John Anderson (Romances and Ballads Set 3, Op.145)
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Quintet for piano and strings in E flat major, Op.44 (2nd mvt)
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Quintet for piano and strings in E flat major, Op.44 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No.4
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Symphony No.4
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Phantasiestücke Op.73; no.2; Lebhaft, leicht
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Phantasiestücke Op.73; no.2; Lebhaft, leicht
Robert Schumann
Kinderszenen, Op.15 (conclusion)
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Kinderszenen, Op.15 (conclusion)
Robert Schumann
Widmung S.566, transcribed for piano
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Widmung S.566, transcribed for piano
Robert Schumann
Symphonische Etuden, Op.13 [1837]
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Symphonische Etuden, Op.13 [1837]
Robert Schumann
Quartet in A minor Op.41, No 1 (3rd mvt)
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Quartet in A minor Op.41, No 1 (3rd mvt)
Robert Schumann
Album fur die Jugend, op. 68: Winterzeit I & II
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Album fur die Jugend, op. 68: Winterzeit I & II
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54
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Adagio and Allegro, Op.70
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Adagio and Allegro, Op.70

Adagio and Allegro, Op.70

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Martin Qvist Hansen
Robert Schumann
Andante and Variations for 2 pianos, 2 cellos and horn, WoO. 10
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Andante and Variations for 2 pianos, 2 cellos and horn, WoO. 10
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Concertstuck in F major Op.86 (1st mvt)
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Concertstuck in F major Op.86 (1st mvt)
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Davidsbundlertanze - 18 character-pieces for piano (Op.6)
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Davidsbundlertanze - 18 character-pieces for piano (Op.6)
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Genoveva - overture, Op.81
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Genoveva - overture, Op.81
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Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44
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Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44
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Quartet in E Flat Major Op 47 for piano and strings
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Quartet in E Flat Major Op 47 for piano and strings
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Arabeske in C major, Op 18
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Arabeske in C major, Op 18
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Piano Quartet in E flat major Op 47 - slow (3rd) movement
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Piano Quartet in E flat major Op 47 - slow (3rd) movement
Robert Schumann
Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
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Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
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Abegg variations Op.1 for piano
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Abegg variations Op.1 for piano
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Traumerei
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Traumerei
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Davidsbündlertänze, Op 6 (No 14, Zart und singend)
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Davidsbündlertänze, Op 6 (No 14, Zart und singend)
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Arabeske in C major, Op 18
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Arabeske in C major, Op 18
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Symphony No.1 in B flat major, Op 38, 'Spring'
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Symphony No.1 in B flat major, Op 38, 'Spring'
Robert Schumann
Six Songs and Requiem, Op 90
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Six Songs and Requiem, Op 90
Robert Schumann
Dichterliebe Op. 48: Aus meinen Tränen spriessen
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Dichterliebe Op. 48: Aus meinen Tränen spriessen
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Dichterliebe Op 48: Im Wunderschönen Monat Mai
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Dichterliebe Op 48: Im Wunderschönen Monat Mai
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Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op 70
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Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op 70
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Four Pieces from Carnaval
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Four Pieces from Carnaval
Robert Schumann
Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61 (2nd mvt)
Robert Schumann
Fantasy in C major Op 17
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Fantasy in C major Op 17
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Symphony no. 3 in E flat major, Op.97 'Rhenish'
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Symphony no. 3 in E flat major, Op.97 'Rhenish'
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