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Robert Schumann. By Maxwell Leatham. Robert Schumann. Robert Schumann was born in Zwickau, Germany on June 8, 1810. He was only 46 when he died on July 29, 1856 in Endenich , Germany. He was an arch-Romantic composer.

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robert schumann

Robert Schumann

By Maxwell Leatham

robert schumann1
Robert Schumann
  • Robert Schumann was born in Zwickau, Germany on June 8, 1810.
  • He was only 46 when he died on July 29, 1856 in Endenich, Germany.
  • He was an arch-Romantic composer.
  • Most significant contribution: composed Papillons, Op. 2 and the Paganini Caprices, Op. 3.
education
Education
  • Studied law at Leipzig University.
  • He worked with Friedrich Wieck and later married his daughter, Clara.
composer
Composer
  • Co-founding the influential NeueZeitschriftfürMusik and attracting attention early with his prophetic praise of Chopin.
  • In 1841 was a "year of songs" in which he brought the Romantic song cycle.
  • He invented the short, poetic, descriptive Romantic piano work, and produced such works in 1830s.
musical writer
Musical writer
  • Many of his articles take the form of dialogues featuring the "League of David," young artists fighting the "Philistines."
compositions
Compositions

One of his compositions for vocal music in 1856.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwZFrb-mt8I

compositions1
Compositions

Chamber music

Sonata for violin and piano (collaborates with Brahms and Dietrich)

For viola (or violin) and piano Op. 113

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YHwr7DEn0A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFHzXbzQzyI

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Compositions

Symphony

G minor (Zwickau) composed in 1832.

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YHwr7DEn0A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xibUjsqjPy4

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Compositions

Concerto

Cello concerto in A minor, Op 129

Fantasie for violin and orchestra (piano) in C major, Op. 131

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Pz_YdkOsQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wbwnMFvwqo

references
References
  • http://www.allmusic.com/artist/robert-schumann-mn0000692077
  • http://www.allmusic.com/artist/robert-schumann-mn0000692077/compositions
  • http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/schumann.php