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
Humoreske, Op.20
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Humoreske, Op.20

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Robert Schumann
Fantasiestucke - 1st mov (Op.73 no.1)
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Fantasiestucke - 1st mov (Op.73 no.1)

Fantasiestucke - 1st mov (Op.73 no.1)

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Ariana Kashelfi
Maxim Stsura
Last played on
Robert Schumann
12 Poems of Justinus Kerner Op.35 (Wanderlied)
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12 Poems of Justinus Kerner Op.35 (Wanderlied)
Robert Schumann
3 Fantasy Pieces, Op 73
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3 Fantasy Pieces, Op 73
Robert Schumann
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
Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 47: 3rd mvt Cantabile
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Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 47: 3rd mvt Cantabile
Robert Schumann
Etude no 4, 'Innig' - from Six Canonic Etudes, Op 56
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Etude no 4, 'Innig' - from Six Canonic Etudes, Op 56
Robert Schumann
Piano Trio no 3 in G minor, Op 110
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Piano Trio no 3 in G minor, Op 110
Robert Schumann
Piano Trio no 2 in F major, Op 80
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Piano Trio no 2 in F major, Op 80
Robert Schumann
'Scherzo - vivo' from overture, scherzo and finale, Op.52
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'Scherzo - vivo' from overture, scherzo and finale, Op.52
Robert Schumann
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
Traumerei from "Kinderszenen", Op 15
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Traumerei from "Kinderszenen", Op 15
Robert Schumann
Liederkreis Op 24 (Nos 1 & 5)
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Liederkreis Op 24 (Nos 1 & 5)
Robert Schumann
Märchenbilder op. 113
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Märchenbilder op. 113
Robert Schumann
Arabeske, Op.18
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Arabeske, Op.18
Robert Schumann
Piano Trio no.1 in D minor, Op.63 (1st mvt)
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Piano Trio no.1 in D minor, Op.63 (1st mvt)
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
Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck
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Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck
Robert Schumann
Symphony no. 4 in D minor Op.120
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Symphony no. 4 in D minor Op.120
Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann: Ach neige, du Schmerzensreiche
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Robert Schumann: Ach neige, du Schmerzensreiche
Robert Schumann
Mondnacht from Liederkreis Op.39
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Mondnacht from Liederkreis Op.39
Robert Schumann
Die Stille from Liederkreis Op.39
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Die Stille from Liederkreis Op.39
Robert Schumann
Waldesgesprach from Liederkreis Op.39
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Waldesgesprach from Liederkreis Op.39
Robert Schumann
Intermezzo from Liederkreis Op.39
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Intermezzo from Liederkreis Op.39
Robert Schumann
Concerto in D minor
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Concerto in D minor
Robert Schumann
'Allegro brilliante' from Quintet in E flat major, Op.44
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'Allegro brilliante' from Quintet in E flat major, Op.44
Robert Schumann
Phantasiestucke Op 73 for clarinet & piano
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Phantasiestucke Op 73 for clarinet & piano

Phantasiestucke Op 73 for clarinet & piano

Performer
Algirdas Budrys
Sergejus Okrusko
Robert Schumann
Symphony No.1 - movement 1
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Symphony No.1 - movement 1
Robert Schumann
Träumerei, Op 15 No 7 (Kinderszenen)
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Träumerei, Op 15 No 7 (Kinderszenen)
Robert Schumann
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129
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Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129
Robert Schumann
Kind im Einschlummern (Kinderszenen, Op 15)
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Kind im Einschlummern (Kinderszenen, Op 15)
Robert Schumann
Röselein
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Röselein
Robert Schumann
Spanisches Liederspiel (Op. 74)
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Spanisches Liederspiel (Op. 74)

Spanisches Liederspiel (Op. 74)

Choir
Hungarian Radio & Television Choir
Robert Schumann
Waldszenen; No.1 Eintritt; No. 2 Jäger auf der Lauer
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Waldszenen; No.1 Eintritt; No. 2 Jäger auf der Lauer
Robert Schumann
3 Romances, Op. 94
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3 Romances, Op. 94
Robert Schumann
Toccata in C major, Op 7
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Toccata in C major, Op 7
Robert Schumann
6 studies in kanonischer form, Op.56 No.1 'Nicht zu schnell'
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6 studies in kanonischer form, Op.56 No.1 'Nicht zu schnell'
Robert Schumann
Fantasiestuke Op 12 No 2 and No 7 Traumes Wirren
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Fantasiestuke Op 12 No 2 and No 7 Traumes Wirren
Robert Schumann
Arabeske in C major Op.18
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Arabeske in C major Op.18
Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: IV. Allegro molto vivace
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Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: IV. Allegro molto vivace
Robert Schumann
Meine Rose (Sechs Gedichte und Requiem)
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Meine Rose (Sechs Gedichte und Requiem)
Robert Schumann
Träumerei, Op 15 No 7 (Kinderszenen)
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Träumerei, Op 15 No 7 (Kinderszenen)
Robert Schumann
Arabeske for piano in C major, Op 18
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Arabeske for piano in C major, Op 18
Robert Schumann
Papillons, Op 2
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Papillons, Op 2
Robert Schumann
Abschied (Waldszenen, Op 82)
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Abschied (Waldszenen, Op 82)
Robert Schumann
Eintritt (Waldszenen, Op 82)
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Eintritt (Waldszenen, Op 82)
Robert Schumann
Kinderszenen - Of Foreign Lands and Peoples
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Kinderszenen - Of Foreign Lands and Peoples
Robert Schumann
Gesange Op.107: No.6 Abendlied
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Gesange Op.107: No.6 Abendlied
Robert Schumann
Symphony No 2 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 2 (3rd mvt)
Robert Schumann
Quartet No 3 in A major, Op 41 (3rd mvt)
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Quartet No 3 in A major, Op 41 (3rd mvt)
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