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
Cello Concerto in A minor
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Cello Concerto in A minor

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5 Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: No. 1, Mit Humor
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5 Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: No. 1, Mit Humor
Robert Schumann
Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.97: i. Lebhaft
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Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.97: i. Lebhaft
Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in E flat, Op. 44: iii. Andante Cantabile
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Piano Quartet in E flat, Op. 44: iii. Andante Cantabile
Robert Schumann
Humoreske, Op.20
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Humoreske, Op.20
Robert Schumann
Frauenliebe und Leben: 'An meinem Herzen'; 'Nun hast du mir...'
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Frauenliebe und Leben: 'An meinem Herzen'; 'Nun hast du mir...'
Robert Schumann
Introduction and Allegro appassionato, Op. 92
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Introduction and Allegro appassionato, Op. 92
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
Kinderszenen Op.15 : 7. Traumerei
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Kinderszenen Op.15 : 7. Traumerei
Robert Schumann
"Vogel als Prophet" from "Waldszenen"
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"Vogel als Prophet" from "Waldszenen"
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
Blumenstück, Op 19
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Blumenstück, Op 19
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'

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Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
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Robert Schumann
6 Studies in Canonic Form, op. 56 arr. Bizet for piano duet
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6 Studies in Canonic Form, op. 56 arr. Bizet for piano duet
Robert Schumann
Märchenbilder, Op 113 arr for cello and piano (4th mvt)
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Märchenbilder, Op 113 arr for cello and piano (4th mvt)
Robert Schumann
Overture, Genoveva, Op 81
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Overture, Genoveva, Op 81

Overture, Genoveva, Op 81

Orchestra
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
Robert Schumann
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
Robert Schumann
Waldszenen, Op.82 (Eintritt; Einsame Blumen; Vogel als Prophet)
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Waldszenen, Op.82 (Eintritt; Einsame Blumen; Vogel als Prophet)
Robert Schumann
Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61
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Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61
Robert Schumann
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
Robert Schumann
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
Robert Schumann
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, 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]
Robert Schumann
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)
Robert Schumann
Liederkreis Op.39
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Liederkreis Op.39
Robert Schumann
Schneeglöckchen
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Schneeglöckchen
Robert Schumann
Die Blume der Ergebung, Op.83
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Die Blume der Ergebung, Op.83
Robert Schumann
Jasminenstrauch, Op.27 No.4
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Jasminenstrauch, Op.27 No.4
Robert Schumann
Roselein, Roselein! Op.89 No.6
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Roselein, Roselein! Op.89 No.6
Robert Schumann
Meine Rose (Six Poems by Lenau and Requiem, Op.90)
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Meine Rose (Six Poems by Lenau and Requiem, Op.90)
Robert Schumann
Waldegesprach Op 39
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Waldegesprach Op 39
Robert Schumann
Arabesque in C major, Op 18
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Arabesque in C major, Op 18
Robert Schumann
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)
Robert Schumann
Phantasiestücke, Op 73
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Phantasiestücke, Op 73

Phantasiestücke, Op 73

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Luka Mitev
Helena Kosem Kotar
Robert Schumann
Cello Concerto in A minor
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Cello Concerto in A minor
Robert Schumann
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
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