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
Phantasiestucke Op.73
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Phantasiestucke Op.73

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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
Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44
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Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44
Robert Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 56
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Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 56

Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 56

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Orchestra
Youth Orchestra of Bahia
Robert Schumann
Genoveva: Overture
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Genoveva: Overture

Genoveva: Overture

Orchestra
Youth Orchestra of Bahia
Robert Schumann
Widmung, Op.25 No.1
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Widmung, Op.25 No.1
Robert Schumann
Phantasiestucke Op.73
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Phantasiestucke Op.73
Robert Schumann
Symphony no.1 'Spring' - 4th mvt
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Symphony no.1 'Spring' - 4th mvt
Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 1 in B flat, op. 38 ('Spring')
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Symphony No. 1 in B flat, op. 38 ('Spring')

Symphony No. 1 in B flat, op. 38 ('Spring')

Orchestra
Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Robert Schumann
Kinderszenen op 15
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Kinderszenen op 15
Robert Schumann
Cello concert in A minor
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Cello concert in A minor

Cello concert in A minor

Performer
Yukyung Na
Orchestra
RNCM Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Rebecca Tong
Robert Schumann
Waldscenen Op.82: Eintritt
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Waldscenen Op.82: Eintritt
Robert Schumann
Abendlied
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Abendlied
Robert Schumann
Die Braut von Messina, Op 100, Overture
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Die Braut von Messina, Op 100, Overture
Robert Schumann
A Rereading of Kinderszenen (After R. Schumann): I
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A Rereading of Kinderszenen (After R. Schumann): I
Robert Schumann
Three Small Pieces (Bunte Blätter)
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Three Small Pieces (Bunte Blätter)
Robert Schumann
Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52
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Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52
Franz Liszt
Liebeslied S566a after Widmung
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Liebeslied S566a after Widmung
Robert Schumann
Hor' ich das Liedchen klingen - from Dichterliebe Op 48 No 10
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Hor' ich das Liedchen klingen - from Dichterliebe Op 48 No 10
Robert Schumann
Songs from Myrten (Op.25)
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Songs from Myrten (Op.25)
Robert Schumann
Verrufene Stelle (Waldszenen, Op 82)
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Verrufene Stelle (Waldszenen, Op 82)
Robert Schumann
Three Romances Op 94
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Three Romances Op 94

Three Romances Op 94

Performer
Hyong-Sup Kim
Ja-Eun Ku
Robert Schumann
6 Songs Op 107
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6 Songs Op 107
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
Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 74: IV. In der Nacht
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Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 74: IV. In der Nacht
Robert Schumann
Dichterliebe, Op. 48: I. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
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Dichterliebe, Op. 48: I. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
Robert Schumann
Arabesque in C major, Op 18
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Arabesque in C major, Op 18
Robert Schumann
Widmung from Liederkreise, S.566
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Widmung from Liederkreise, S.566
Robert Schumann
Symphony No 2 in C, Op 61
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Symphony No 2 in C, Op 61
Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 1 in B flat 'Spring': IV Allegretto animato e grazioso
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Symphony No. 1 in B flat 'Spring': IV Allegretto animato e grazioso
Robert Schumann
Symphony No 4 in D minor, Op 120
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Symphony No 4 in D minor, Op 120
Robert Schumann
Symphony No.2 in C, Op.61
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Symphony No.2 in C, Op.61
Robert Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor
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Piano Concerto in A minor
Robert Schumann
Langsam (2nd movement) from Violin Concerto in D minor
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Langsam (2nd movement) from Violin Concerto in D minor
Robert Schumann
Symphony No.4 in D minor Op.120 - Finale
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Symphony No.4 in D minor Op.120 - Finale
Robert Schumann
Träumerei (Kindeszenen, Op 15)
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Träumerei (Kindeszenen, Op 15)
Robert Schumann
Carnaval, scenes mignonnes sur quatre notes for piano, Op 9
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Carnaval, scenes mignonnes sur quatre notes for piano, Op 9
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