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
Piano Concerto in A minor
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Piano Concerto in A minor

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Robert Schumann
Gesange Op.107: No.6 Abendlied
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Gesange Op.107: No.6 Abendlied
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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)
Robert Schumann
Seven piano pieces in fughetta form, op. 126
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Seven piano pieces in fughetta form, op. 126
Robert Schumann
Overture, Scherzo & Finale, Op.52
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Overture, Scherzo & Finale, Op.52
Robert Schumann
Märchenbilder, op. 113
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Märchenbilder, op. 113

Märchenbilder, op. 113

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Vita Kan
Robert Schumann
Abegg Variations, Op.1
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Abegg Variations, Op.1
Robert Schumann
Humoreske, Op 20
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Humoreske, Op 20
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Fantasiestücke for clarinet [violin or cello] and piano, Op 73
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Fantasiestücke for clarinet [violin or cello] and piano, Op 73
Robert Schumann
Genoveva (Overture)
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Genoveva (Overture)
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6 Poems of Nikolaus Lenau and Requiem Op. 90
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6 Poems of Nikolaus Lenau and Requiem Op. 90
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Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt Op. 98a No. 6
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Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt Op. 98a No. 6
Robert Schumann
An die Türen will ich schleichen Op. 98a No. 8
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An die Türen will ich schleichen Op. 98a No. 8
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Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass Op. 98a No. 4
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Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass Op. 98a No. 4
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Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73
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Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73
Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44 (1st mvt)
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Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44 (1st mvt)
Robert Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto in A minor (3rd mvt)
Robert Schumann
Mondnacht Op.39'5
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Mondnacht Op.39'5
Robert Schumann
Phantasiestucke Op.73 for clarinet & piano
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Phantasiestucke Op.73 for clarinet & piano
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Widmung, S.566
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Widmung, S.566
Robert Schumann
Hans Christian Andersen Lieder Op.40; Der Spielmann
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Hans Christian Andersen Lieder Op.40; Der Spielmann
Robert Schumann
Kerner lieder Op.35; Sehnsucht nach der Waldgegend
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Kerner lieder Op.35; Sehnsucht nach der Waldgegend
Robert Schumann
Wenn ich in deine Augen seh (Dichterliebe Op.48)
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Wenn ich in deine Augen seh (Dichterliebe Op.48)
Robert Schumann
Die Rose, die lielie, die Taube, die Sonne (Dichterliebe Op.48)
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Die Rose, die lielie, die Taube, die Sonne (Dichterliebe Op.48)
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Aus meinen Tränen sprießen (Dichterliebe Op.48)
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Aus meinen Tränen sprießen (Dichterliebe Op.48)
Robert Schumann
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Dichterliebe Op.48)
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Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Dichterliebe Op.48)
Robert Schumann
Widmung (Myrthen, Op 25), arr Liszt for piano
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Widmung (Myrthen, Op 25), arr Liszt for piano
Robert Schumann
Abegg Variations, Op.1
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Abegg Variations, Op.1
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Widmung S.566, transcribed for piano
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Widmung S.566, transcribed for piano
Robert Schumann
Symphonische Etuden, Op.13 [1837]
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Symphonische Etuden, Op.13 [1837]
Robert Schumann
String Quartet in F major, Op 41 No 2 (4th mvt)
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String Quartet in F major, Op 41 No 2 (4th mvt)
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Genoveva Overture
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Genoveva Overture
Robert Schumann
Blondels Lied (Romances and ballads - set 3, Op.53)
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Blondels Lied (Romances and ballads - set 3, Op.53)
Robert Schumann
Mondnacht, Liederkreis, Op 39
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Mondnacht, Liederkreis, Op 39
Robert Schumann
Widmung
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Widmung
Robert Schumann
Dichterliebe (Op.48) (song cycle)
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Dichterliebe (Op.48) (song cycle)
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Wehmut (No 9) & Im Walde (No 11) from Liederkreis, Op 39
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Wehmut (No 9) & Im Walde (No 11) from Liederkreis, Op 39
Robert Schumann
String Quartet in F major, Op 41 No 2 (2nd mvt)
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String Quartet in F major, Op 41 No 2 (2nd mvt)
Robert Schumann
Arabeske for piano Op 18 in C major
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Arabeske for piano Op 18 in C major
Robert Schumann
Adagio and Allegro for Cello & Piano, Op 70
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Adagio and Allegro for Cello & Piano, Op 70
Robert Schumann
Violin Concerto in D minor (Op.posthumous) [1853]
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Violin Concerto in D minor (Op.posthumous) [1853]
Robert Schumann
Am Camin (Kinderszenen, Op 15)
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Am Camin (Kinderszenen, Op 15)
Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44 (3rd mvt)
Robert Schumann
Die Lotosblume (The Lotus Flower)
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Die Lotosblume (The Lotus Flower)
Robert Schumann
Arabeske in C major Op.18
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Arabeske in C major Op.18
Robert Schumann
Genoveva, Op 81 (Overture)
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Genoveva, Op 81 (Overture)
Robert Schumann
Arabeske for piano in C major, Op 18
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Arabeske for piano in C major, Op 18
Robert Schumann
Dichterliebe Op 48
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Dichterliebe Op 48
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