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, pianist, 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 him that he 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 German composer 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 best-known 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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Robert Schumann
Allegretto (Four Sketches Op 58)
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Allegretto (Four Sketches Op 58)

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Robert Schumann
Kernerlieder: Stille Tränen
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Kernerlieder: Stille Tränen
Robert Schumann
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
Liederkreis, Op.39: Mondnacht
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Liederkreis, Op.39: Mondnacht
Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in E flat Op.47
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Piano Quartet in E flat Op.47
Robert Schumann
Phantasiestucke Op.73
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Phantasiestucke Op.73
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Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op 70 (Allegro)
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Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op 70 (Allegro)
Robert Schumann
Kinderszenen, Op 15
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Kinderszenen, Op 15
Robert Schumann
Dichterliebe (Op.48) (song cycle)
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Dichterliebe (Op.48) (song cycle)
Robert Schumann
Eintritt (Waldszenen, Op 82)
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Eintritt (Waldszenen, Op 82)
Robert Schumann
Humoreske for piano in B flat major Op 20
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Humoreske for piano in B flat major Op 20
Robert Schumann
Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61 (4th mvt)
Robert Schumann
7 Klavierstucke in Fughettenform Op.126 for piano (nos.5-7)
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7 Klavierstucke in Fughettenform Op.126 for piano (nos.5-7)
Robert Schumann
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26
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Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26
Robert Schumann
Märchenbilder, Op.113 (Lebhaft)
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Märchenbilder, Op.113 (Lebhaft)
Robert Schumann
Concerto in D minor for violin and orchestra
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Concerto in D minor for violin and orchestra
Robert Schumann
Konzertstück for 4 horns & orchestra
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Konzertstück for 4 horns & orchestra
Robert Schumann
Fantasiestucke, Op 73
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Fantasiestucke, Op 73

Fantasiestucke, Op 73

Performer
Aljaz Begus
Svjatoslav Presnjakov
Robert Schumann
Stille Traenen, from Kernenlieder, Op.35
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Stille Traenen, from Kernenlieder, Op.35
Robert Schumann
Konzertstück, Op.86: I. Lebhaft
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Konzertstück, Op.86: I. Lebhaft

Konzertstück, Op.86: I. Lebhaft

Performer
Markus Maskuniitty
Martin Schopfer
Kristofer Oberg
Monica Berenguer Caro
Conductor
Robert Schumann
Piano Sonata no 1 in F sharp minor, Op 11
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Piano Sonata no 1 in F sharp minor, Op 11
Robert Schumann
Six Etudes Concertantes Sur un Theme de Paganini Op. 10; No. 1 In A flat major
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Six Etudes Concertantes Sur un Theme de Paganini Op. 10; No. 1 In A flat major
Robert Schumann
Adagio and allegro in A flat major, Op 70
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Adagio and allegro in A flat major, Op 70
Robert Schumann
Piano Trio in F, Op.80 - finale
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Piano Trio in F, Op.80 - finale
Robert Schumann
5 Poems of Queen Mary Stuart Op.135
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5 Poems of Queen Mary Stuart Op.135
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Waldscenen Op.82 for piano: VII. Vogel als Prophet
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Waldscenen Op.82 for piano: VII. Vogel als Prophet
Robert Schumann
Mondnacht
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Mondnacht
Robert Schumann
Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61 (4th mvt)
Robert Schumann
Adagio & Allegro, Op. 70 (Orch. E. Ansermet)
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Adagio & Allegro, Op. 70 (Orch. E. Ansermet)
Robert Schumann
'Chopin' from Carnaval - Scenes Mignonnes Sur Quatre Notes, Op.9
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'Chopin' from Carnaval - Scenes Mignonnes Sur Quatre Notes, Op.9
Robert Schumann
Symphonische Etuden for piano, Op 13
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Symphonische Etuden for piano, Op 13
Robert Schumann
Fantasy for violin and orchestra, Op.131
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Fantasy for violin and orchestra, Op.131
Robert Schumann
Mondnacht, Op 39 No 5 (Liederkreis)
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Mondnacht, Op 39 No 5 (Liederkreis)
Robert Schumann
Violin Concerto in D minor (2nd mvt - with a coda by Benjamin Britten)
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Violin Concerto in D minor (2nd mvt - with a coda by Benjamin Britten)
Robert Schumann
Fantasiestucke, Op 12
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Fantasiestucke, Op 12
Robert Schumann
Träumerei
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Träumerei
Robert Schumann
Kinderszenen Von Fremden Ländern und Menschen
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Kinderszenen Von Fremden Ländern und Menschen
Robert Schumann
Romance Op.94 No.3 - Nicht Schnell
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Romance Op.94 No.3 - Nicht Schnell
Robert Schumann
Album for the Young, Op. 68 'For Adults' Nos.35 & 39: Mignon and Wintertime II
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Album for the Young, Op. 68 'For Adults' Nos.35 & 39: Mignon and Wintertime II
Robert Schumann
Manfred (Overture to the Incidental Music (Op.115))
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Manfred (Overture to the Incidental Music (Op.115))
Robert Schumann
Fantasie-Stucke
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Fantasie-Stucke
Robert Schumann
Arabeske for piano Op 18 in C major
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Arabeske for piano Op 18 in C major
Robert Schumann
Symphony No.1 in B flat major (Op.38) 'Spring'
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Symphony No.1 in B flat major (Op.38) 'Spring'

Symphony No.1 in B flat major (Op.38) 'Spring'

Orchestra
Orchestre Nationale de France
Robert Schumann
Fantasy Pieces, Op.73
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Fantasy Pieces, Op.73
Robert Schumann
Liederkreis (Op.24)
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Liederkreis (Op.24)
Robert Schumann
4 Nachtstucke for piano (Op.23)
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4 Nachtstucke for piano (Op.23)
Robert Schumann
Abegg variations Op.1 for piano
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Abegg variations Op.1 for piano
Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47
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Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47

Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47

Performer
Barbara Clannamea
Lia Previtali
Claude Hauri
Krisztina Wajsza
Robert Schumann
Piano Trio in F major, Op.80
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Piano Trio in F major, Op.80
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