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  Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Robert Schumann was born in Zwickau, Germany on June 8, 1810 as the son of a bookseller, Friedrich August Schumann.
Schumann's father made attempts to retain Carl Maria von Weber as a composition teacher for his talented son, but these efforts were fruitless, owing to the death of both August Schumann and Weber in 1826.
Schumann encapsulates this style in the graceful and curvaceous roulades that he employs amid the rippling momentum of continuous 16th notes, and typical of the composer's style, the piece abounds in fragmentary repetitions.
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  Robert Schumann - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Schumann (June 8, 1810 – July 29, 1856) was a German composer and pianist.
Robert Schumann was born on June 8, 1810 in Zwickau in Saxony.
Schumann's biographers represent him as caught in a tempest of song, the sweetness, the doubt and the despair of which are all to be attributed to varying emotions aroused by his love for Clara.
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 Lesson Tutor : Classical Composer Robert Schumann
June, 1810, Robert Schumann, was the youngest son of August Schumann, an author and translator of Romantic literature, and a ‘notable citizen and bookseller' of the town of Zwickau in Saxony.
Robert's mother, who gave him his first music lessons, lived in an exaggerated state of romance, and was subject to sudden violent passions and sentimentalism.
Schumann was one of the first composers to take childhood as a theme, recreating in music the sense of wonder of a child.
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 •• Biography of Robert Schumann - PianoParadise••
Schumann was born on the 8th of June 1810 in Zwickau in Saxony.
Schumann's father was a publisher, and it was in the cultivation of literature quite as much as in that of music that his boyhood was spent.
Schumann's biographers represent him as caught in a tempest of song, the sweetness, the doubt and the despair of which are all to be attributed to varying emotions aroused by his love for Clara.
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 Biography: Robert Alexander Schumann
On June 8, 1810, Robert Schumann was born in Zwickau, Saxony to August Schumann, a bookseller, and Johanna Schumann.
Robert was the youngest of five children, and partially because of this, he was spoiled and known as "handsome child." At the age of six, Robert was sent to Archdeacon Döhner’s school, which was similar to a grammar-school.
Schumann was the journal’s editor and leading writer for ten years, and his articles in the journal evidenced his talent and perceptiveness as a musical critic.
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 Robert Schumann - a biography of the classical composer and overview of his works
When Schumann was in his teens, his father died and his sister committed suicide in quick succession, events that were to have a deep impact on the young musician.
Schumann maintained his association with the Wiecks and when Clara was of the right age, he sought to marry her but her father forbade it.
Robert Schumann was a composer firmly of the Romantic period, often adopting a free "poetic" style for his works.
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 Robert Schumann information - Search.com
Robert Schumann was born on June 8, 1810 in Zwickau in Saxony.
On October 3 1835 Schumann met Mendelssohn at Wieck's house in Leipzig, and his appreciation of his great contemporary was shown with the same generous freedom that distinguished him in all his relations to other musicians, and which later enabled him to recognize the genius of Brahms when he was still obscure.
In 1836 Schumann's acquaintance with Clara Wieck, already famous as a pianist, ripened into love, and a year later he asked her father's consent to their marriage, but was met with a refusal.
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 Robert Schumann - NPRN Composer of the Month
Robert Schumann was born in 1810 in the small German city of Zwickau in Saxony.
Schumann was not in the end able to conform to some of Wieck's demands on his personal lifestyle-he continued to smoke and drink heavily, for example-and because of Wieck's constant touring with his child prodigy daughter, Clara, there was friction and dissatisfaction on the pedagogical side as well.
Schumann's more adventurous works involve new sorts of forms to supplement those with which he felt most comfortable, such as ternary form; the way that the "Fourth" Symphony (at one stage called a Symphonic Fantasy) and the First as well involve breakthrough moments that go beyond traditional sonata form are impressive.
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 Robert Schumann
In 1834 Schumann founded a music journal, the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik; he was its editor and leading writer for ten years.
Schumann, as a pianist composer, made the piano partake fully in the expression of emotion in such songs, often giving it the most telling music when the voice had finished.
In 1841, however, Schumann turned to orchestral music: he wrote symphonies and a beautiful, poetic piece for piano and orchestra for Clara that he later reworked as the first movement of his Piano Concerto.
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 Robert Schumann - Piano Society
Robert Schumann was a German composer, pianist, conductor and critic.
Robert was already contributing music criticism to Germany papers and in 1831 called attention to Chopin's genius.
Schumann was one of the greatest composers for piano, enriching its literature with a series of poetic works in which classical structure and Romantic expression are combined.
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 Robert Schumann in Zwickau, Robert-Schumann-Haus in Zwickau
Jahrhunderts, den sowohl mit Robert als auch mit Clara Schumann eine enge Freundschaft...
58 Paganini-Capricen von Schumann und Liszt Der 1959 geborene Yves Henry trat bereits...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Kegelstatt-Trio KV 498 Robert Schumann, Fantasiestücke op.
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 Robert Schumann biography - 8notes.com
Robert Alexander Schumann (June 8, 1810 –; July 29, 1856) was a German composer and pianist in the Romantic period of Classical music.
The question seemed to be set at rest by Schumann's expressed intention to study law, but both at Leipzig and at Heidelberg, whither he went in 1829, he neglected the law for the philosophers, and though—to use his own words—'but Nature's pupil pure and simple' began composing songs.
As Wieck still withheld his consent to their marriage, Robert and Clara at last dispensed with it, and were married on the 12th of September at Schönefeld near Leipzig.
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 Robert Schumann
Schumann was one of the driving forces of the young Romantic movement in Germany.
Like many in his generation, Robert Schumann did not seem destined to become a composer, let alone one who would be so influential in the development of a new style.
Robert's marriage to Clara ushered in a time of great creative energy, and Robert focused it in different directions at different times, at one point writing Lieder almost exclusively, at another concentrating on symphonic works.
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 Robert Schumann: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Like many in his generation, Robert Schumann did not seem destined to become a composer, let alone one who would be so influential in the development of a new style.
Robert Schumann was born in 1810 in Zwickau, Saxony.
Schumann was later to give this advice to young musicians: "Rest from your musical studies by industriously reading the poets.  Often take exercise out in the open."  It could have served as his own motto.
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 Robert Schumann
The question seemed to be set at rest by Schumann's expressed intention to study law, but both at Leipzig and at Heidelberg, to where he went in 1829, he neglected the law for the philosophers, and though to use his own words -- "but Nature's pupil pure and simple" began composing songs.
On the 3rd of October 1835 Schumann met Mendelssohn at Wieck's house in Leipzig, and his appreciation of his great contemporary was shown with the same generous freedom that distinguished him in all his relations to other musicians, and which later enabled him to recognize the genius of Brahms when he was still obscure.
In his lifetime the sole tokens of honor bestowed upon Schumann were the degree of Doctor by the University of Jena In 1840, and in 1843 a professorship in the Conservatorium of Leipzig.
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At the age of twenty, Schumann was studying the piano with Friedrich Wieck in Leipzig; he also boarded with the Wieck family.
In the early 1840s, Schumann began to suffer from mental illness; even while accepting a position at Mendelssohn's conservatory in Leipzig, his brain was beginning to deteriorate.
Schumann was a master of piano music, both in minor settings and in fully-developed sonatas and a Concerto.
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 - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3
The son of a bookseller, publisher and writer, Robert Schumann showed early abilities in both music and literature, the second facility used in his later writing on musical subjects.
Schumann wrote three string quartets in 1842, a fertile period that saw also the composition of the Piano Quintet and a Piano Quartet.
Other important chamber music by Schumann includes three piano trios, three violin sonatas and a number of shorter character-pieces that include the Maerchenbilder for viola and piano, collections of Phantasiestuecke with alternative instrumentation and the cello and piano Fuenf Stuecke im Volkston, with other short pieces generally suggesting a literary or otherwise extra-musical programme.
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 Schumann, Robert
Schumann began to study law at Leipzig University, later moving to Heidelberg, where a law professor, Justus Thibaut, deepened his knowledge of aesthetics.
Schumann, who had heard Moscheles play the piano years before and had never forgotten the experience, attended a concert given by Paganini, which inspired him to work even harder at the piano.
Schumann's published reviews first appeared in 1831, and from that time his musical activity combined with his critical and editorial writings (from 1834) for the Neue Leipziger Zeitschrift fur Musik to absorb the greater part of his life.
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 Music 33: Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann was an influential composer of the 19th Century.
Schumann married Clara Schumann (born Wieck), who was a virtuosic pianist of the time period.
Schumann is noted largely for his songs and keyboard works, but he also composed a large number of works for other mediums.
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Der Titel Robert Schumann in Endenich (1854-1856) wurde in den Warenkorb gelegt.
Wenig später gründete Schumann den 'Verein für Chorgesang' in Dresden und wurde 1850 städtischer Musikdirektor in Düsseldorf.
Während der Zeit von Robert Schumanns schwerer Erkrankung und seinem Aufenthalt in der Nervenheilanstalt Bonn-Endenich (1854-1856) legte seine Frau...
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 Schumann, Robert Alexander on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Schumann's brilliant compositions for piano, including Papillons, Die Davidsbündlertänze, Carnaval, Fantasiestücke, Études symphoniques, Kinderszenen, and Kreisleriana, occupied him until 1840, when he began to write songs and orchestral music.
His wife, Clara Josephine (Wieck) Schumann, 1819-96, was one of the outstanding pianists of her time.
She was noted for the intellectual brilliance and sensitivity of her playing, and was an outstanding interpreter of Schumann's and Brahms's works.
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 The Symphony - Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann was born in Zwickau, Saxony, in 1810, son of a bookseller, publisher, and writer.
Schumann made his first attempts at symphonic writing in 1829, with two movements of a symphony in G minor, which was to remain unfinished.
Schumann is perhaps the personification of Romantic ideals.
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 Robert Schumann in Zwickau, Robert-Schumann-Haus in Zwickau
Clara Schumann, um sie über das Vorhaben zu informieren,
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