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
Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 74: IV. In der Nacht
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Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 74: IV. In der Nacht

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Robert Schumann
Overture, Genoveva, Op 81
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Overture, Genoveva, Op 81

Overture, Genoveva, Op 81

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Orchestre Nationale de France
Robert Schumann
Piano Trio in D minor (1st mvt)
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Piano Trio in D minor (1st mvt)
Robert Schumann
Andantino from Six studies in canonic form (Op.56, no.3)
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Andantino from Six studies in canonic form (Op.56, no.3)
Robert Schumann
Konzertstück in F major, Op 86 (1st mvt)
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Konzertstück in F major, Op 86 (1st mvt)
Robert Schumann
Toccata in C major, Op 7
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Toccata in C major, Op 7
Robert Schumann
Fairy Tale Pictures op.113
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Fairy Tale Pictures op.113
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Davidsbündlertänze - 18 character-pieces for piano, Op 6
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Davidsbündlertänze - 18 character-pieces for piano, Op 6
Robert Schumann
Mondnacht
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Mondnacht
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Waldszenen, Op.82 (Eintritt; Einsame Blumen; Vogel als Prophet)
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Waldszenen, Op.82 (Eintritt; Einsame Blumen; Vogel als Prophet)
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Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61
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Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61
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Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44
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Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44
Robert Schumann
A Tale Of Distant Lands
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A Tale Of Distant Lands
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Symphony No.3 'Rhenish' - first movement
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Symphony No.3 'Rhenish' - first movement
Robert Schumann
Ich Grolle Nicht from Dichterliebe
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Ich Grolle Nicht from Dichterliebe
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I Blame You Not [after "Ich grolle nicht"]
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I Blame You Not [after "Ich grolle nicht"]
Robert Schumann
Kuriose Geschichte, Op 15 No 2 (Kinderszenen)
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Kuriose Geschichte, Op 15 No 2 (Kinderszenen)
Robert Schumann
Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck
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Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck
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
Adagio and Allegro, Op 70
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Adagio and Allegro, Op 70
Robert Schumann
Symphonische Etuden, Op.13 [1837]
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Symphonische Etuden, Op.13 [1837]
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Fantasiestücke, Op.73
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Fantasiestücke, Op.73
Robert Schumann
Scenes from Childhood (Child Falling Asleep; The Poet Speaks)
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Scenes from Childhood (Child Falling Asleep; The Poet Speaks)
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Liederkreis Op.39
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Liederkreis Op.39
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Schneeglöckchen
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Schneeglöckchen
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Die Blume der Ergebung, Op.83
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Die Blume der Ergebung, Op.83
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Jasminenstrauch, Op.27 No.4
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Jasminenstrauch, Op.27 No.4
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Roselein, Roselein! Op.89 No.6
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Roselein, Roselein! Op.89 No.6
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Meine Rose (Six Poems by Lenau and Requiem, Op.90)
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Meine Rose (Six Poems by Lenau and Requiem, Op.90)
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Waldegesprach Op 39
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Waldegesprach Op 39
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Arabesque in C major, Op 18
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Arabesque in C major, Op 18
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Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129
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Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129
Robert Schumann
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Dichterliebe)
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Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Dichterliebe)
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Phantasiestücke, Op 73
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Phantasiestücke, Op 73

Phantasiestücke, Op 73

Performer
Luka Mitev
Helena Kosem Kotar
Robert Schumann
Cello Concerto in A minor
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Cello Concerto in A minor
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Andante and variations in B flat major Op 46, arr. for 2 pianos
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Andante and variations in B flat major Op 46, arr. for 2 pianos
Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44
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Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44
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Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 56
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Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 56

Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 56

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Orchestra
Youth Orchestra of Bahia
Robert Schumann
Genoveva: Overture
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Genoveva: Overture

Genoveva: Overture

Orchestra
Youth Orchestra of Bahia
Robert Schumann
Widmung, Op.25 No.1
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Widmung, Op.25 No.1
Robert Schumann
Phantasiestucke Op.73
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Phantasiestucke Op.73
Robert Schumann
Symphony no.1 'Spring' - 4th mvt
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Symphony no.1 'Spring' - 4th mvt
Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 1 in B flat, op. 38 ('Spring')
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Symphony No. 1 in B flat, op. 38 ('Spring')

Symphony No. 1 in B flat, op. 38 ('Spring')

Orchestra
Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Robert Schumann
Kinderszenen op 15
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Kinderszenen op 15
Robert Schumann
Cello concert in A minor
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Cello concert in A minor

Cello concert in A minor

Performer
Yukyung Na
Orchestra
RNCM Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Rebecca Tong
Robert Schumann
Waldscenen Op.82: Eintritt
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Waldscenen Op.82: Eintritt
Robert Schumann
Abendlied
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Abendlied
Robert Schumann
Die Braut von Messina, Op 100, Overture
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Die Braut von Messina, Op 100, Overture
Robert Schumann
A Rereading of Kinderszenen (After R. Schumann): I
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A Rereading of Kinderszenen (After R. Schumann): I
Robert Schumann
Three Small Pieces (Bunte Blätter)
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Three Small Pieces (Bunte Blätter)
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