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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Abschied (Waldszenen, Op 82)
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Abschied (Waldszenen, Op 82)

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Die Braut von Messina, Op 100 (Overture)
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Die Braut von Messina, Op 100 (Overture)
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Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: IV. Intermezzo in E flat minor
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Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: IV. Intermezzo in E flat minor
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Album für die Jugend, Op. 68: XVI. Erster Verlust
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Album für die Jugend, Op. 68: XVI. Erster Verlust
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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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Violin Concerto in D minor (Op.posthumous) [1853]
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Violin Concerto in D minor (Op.posthumous) [1853]
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Allegro in B minor, Op 8
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Allegro in B minor, Op 8
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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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Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47: Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47: III.
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Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47: Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47: III.
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Violin Fantasy in C major, Op 131
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Violin Fantasy in C major, Op 131
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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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Phantasiestucke Op.73 for clarinet & piano
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Phantasiestucke Op.73 for clarinet & piano
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Arabeske, Op 18
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Arabeske, Op 18
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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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Fugue on BACH Opus 60 no 4
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Fugue on BACH Opus 60 no 4
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Symphony No 4 in D minor, Op 120
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Symphony No 4 in D minor, Op 120
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Du Ring an meinem Finger (Frauenliebe und -leben, Op 42)
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Du Ring an meinem Finger (Frauenliebe und -leben, Op 42)
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Abegg Variations, Op.1
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Abegg Variations, Op.1
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Theme and variations on the Name "Abegg", Op 1
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Theme and variations on the Name "Abegg", Op 1
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Kreisleriana Op.16 : IV Sehr langsam &V Sehr lebhaft
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Kreisleriana Op.16 : IV Sehr langsam &V Sehr lebhaft
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Konzertstuck in F major for 4 horns and orchestra, Op. 86
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Konzertstuck in F major for 4 horns and orchestra, Op. 86
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Vogel als Prophet (Waldszenen, Op 82)
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Vogel als Prophet (Waldszenen, Op 82)
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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)
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Abegg variations Op.1 for piano
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Abegg variations Op.1 for piano
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Kinderszenen, Op 15
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Kinderszenen, Op 15
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Arabesque in C op 18
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Arabesque in C op 18
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String Quartet No 1 in A minor, Op 14 (1st mvt)
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String Quartet No 1 in A minor, Op 14 (1st mvt)
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Introduction and Allegro appassionato in G major Op 92
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Introduction and Allegro appassionato in G major Op 92
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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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Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23
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Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23
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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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Frühlingsnacht from Liederkreis Op.39
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Frühlingsnacht from Liederkreis Op.39
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Im Walde from Liederkreis Op.39
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Im Walde from Liederkreis Op.39
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Wehmut from Liederkreis Op.39
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Wehmut from Liederkreis Op.39
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In der Fremde, from Liederkreis Op.39
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In der Fremde, from Liederkreis Op.39
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Auf einer Burg from Liederkreis Op.39
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Auf einer Burg from Liederkreis Op.39
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Zart und singend, from 'Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6'
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Zart und singend, from 'Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6'
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Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 15, Aus den hebräischen Gesängen
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Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 15, Aus den hebräischen Gesängen
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Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 14, Hochländisches Wiegenlied
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Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 14, Hochländisches Wiegenlied
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Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61 (2nd mvt)
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Toccata in C major, Op 7
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Toccata in C major, Op 7
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Symphony No 2 (Op.61) in C major: 3rd mvt
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Symphony No 2 (Op.61) in C major: 3rd mvt
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Fantasiestucke - 1st mov (Op.73 no.1)
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Fantasiestucke - 1st mov (Op.73 no.1)
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12 Poems of Justinus Kerner Op.35 (Wanderlied)
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12 Poems of Justinus Kerner Op.35 (Wanderlied)
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3 Fantasy Pieces, Op 73
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3 Fantasy Pieces, Op 73
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Heft I, Op. 67 Der Konig von Thule
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Heft I, Op. 67 Der Konig von Thule

Heft I, Op. 67 Der Konig von Thule

Choir
SWR Vocal ensemble
Conductor
Rupert Huber
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Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 47: 3rd mvt Cantabile
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Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 47: 3rd mvt Cantabile
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Etude no 4, 'Innig' - from Six Canonic Etudes, Op 56
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Etude no 4, 'Innig' - from Six Canonic Etudes, Op 56
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Piano Trio no 3 in G minor, Op 110
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Piano Trio no 3 in G minor, Op 110
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Piano Trio no 2 in F major, Op 80
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Piano Trio no 2 in F major, Op 80
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