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. A lifelong partnership in music began, as Clara herself was an established pianist and music prodigy. Clara and Robert also maintained a close relationship with German composer Johannes Brahms.

Until 1840, Schumann wrote exclusively for the piano. Later, he composed piano and orchestral works, and 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. Schumann was known for infusing his music with characters through motifs, as well as references to works of literature. These characters bled into his editorial writing in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication that he co-founded.

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Robert Schumann
Violin Concerto (2nd mvt)
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Violin Concerto (2nd mvt)

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Robert Schumann
In der Fremde from Liederkreis, Op. 39 No. 1
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In der Fremde from Liederkreis, Op. 39 No. 1
Robert Schumann
Träumerei (Kinderszenen)
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Träumerei (Kinderszenen)
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5 Pieces in the Popular Style
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5 Pieces in the Popular Style
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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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Theme and variations on an original theme in E flat major, Op Posth.
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Theme and variations on an original theme in E flat major, Op Posth.
Robert Schumann
The Poet Speaks (no.13, Kinderszenen Op. 15)
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The Poet Speaks (no.13, Kinderszenen Op. 15)
Robert Schumann
Child Falling Asleep (no.12, Kinderszenen Op. 15)
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Child Falling Asleep (no.12, Kinderszenen Op. 15)
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Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38: IV. Allegro animato e grazioso
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Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38: IV. Allegro animato e grazioso
Robert Schumann
Glückes genug, Op 15 No 5 (Kinderszenen)
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Glückes genug, Op 15 No 5 (Kinderszenen)
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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
5 Gesange der Fruhe, Op. 133
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5 Gesange der Fruhe, Op. 133
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Violin Concerto in D minor (Op.posthumous) [1853]
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Violin Concerto in D minor (Op.posthumous) [1853]
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Liederkreis Op.39
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Liederkreis Op.39
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Piano Trio No 3 - 2nd mvt
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Piano Trio No 3 - 2nd mvt
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Märchenerzählungen, Op.132
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Märchenerzählungen, Op.132
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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)
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Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Kinderszenen No 1)
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Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Kinderszenen No 1)
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Arabeske in C major, Op.18
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Arabeske in C major, Op.18
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Abegg variations Op.1 for piano
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Abegg variations Op.1 for piano
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Toccata in C major, Op 7
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Toccata in C major, Op 7
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'Manfred' Overture
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'Manfred' Overture
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Marchenbilder for viola and piano, Op 113
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Marchenbilder for viola and piano, Op 113
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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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Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op.38 'Spring'
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Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op.38 'Spring'
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Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 63
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Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 63
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Frauenliebe und Leben
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Frauenliebe und Leben
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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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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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Symphony No. 4 - IV - Langsam - Lebhaft
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Symphony No. 4 - IV - Langsam - Lebhaft
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Kinderszenen Kuriose Geschichte Opus 15
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Kinderszenen Kuriose Geschichte Opus 15
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Phantasiestucke Op.73 for clarinet & piano
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Phantasiestucke Op.73 for clarinet & piano
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Abegg variations, Op.1
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Abegg variations, Op.1
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Piano Trio No.1 in D minor (Op.63)
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Piano Trio No.1 in D minor (Op.63)
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Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129
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Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129
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Manfred Overture Op 115
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Manfred Overture Op 115
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Mondnacht, Op.39 no.5
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Mondnacht, Op.39 no.5
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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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I Blame You Not
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I Blame You Not
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6 Sketches for pedal piano - no 4
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6 Sketches for pedal piano - no 4
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Symphony No. 1 in B flat major: III. Scherzo
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Symphony No. 1 in B flat major: III. Scherzo
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Fantasy in C major, Op 17 (2nd mvt)
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Fantasy in C major, Op 17 (2nd mvt)
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Fantasiestucke, Op 73
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Fantasiestucke, Op 73

Fantasiestucke, Op 73

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Aljaz Begus
Svjatoslav Presnjakov
Robert Schumann
Liederkreis (Op.24)
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Liederkreis (Op.24)
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Scherzo from Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44
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Scherzo from Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44
Robert Schumann
Romance No 2 in F sharp major (Three Romances, Op 28)
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Romance No 2 in F sharp major (Three Romances, Op 28)
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Fairy Tale Pictures op.113
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Fairy Tale Pictures op.113
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Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 (arranged from the Cello Concerto) - finale
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Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 (arranged from the Cello Concerto) - finale
Robert Schumann
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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