German composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856) most fully entered the realm of the Romantic period in his piano compositions, while his symphonies more closely followed the dictates of the Classical era. His courtship of and marriage to Clara Wieck is a famous chapter in musical history, as are his later problems with mental illness, including an attempted suicide and final confinement in an asylum.
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Directory of mp3s on the internet that have been made available by the performing artists.
Kunst der Fuge | Robert A. Schumann
Biography, picture, MIDI files, and WMA/MP3 files. Also music by Clara Schumann (Clara Wieck).
The March of the Davidsbündler against the Philistines
Includes the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, his journal of music criticism, fellow artists, and their defense of the classical idea of beauty.
Music of Desire by Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana
Psychological analysis of the work with some spiritual overtones, examining his then-secret desire to marry Clara, hidden themes and ciphers, and Vladimir Horowitz's 1969 recording. Includes MIDI audio.
The Poet Speaks: Life of Robert Schumann
Short narrative, illustrated with line drawings.
Robert Alexander Schumann
Biographical information and over 100 MIDI and WAX audio files, ZIP bundles, search engine, and links to other composers' music from the Classical Music Archives.
Recommended biographies, scores, recordings, and related material from the Classical Net Basic Repertoire.
Biographical essay linked to a creative writing lesson based on his death and the relationship of his widow Clara Wieck Schumann and their friend Johannes Brahms.
An overview of his life and works of Robert Schumann, his musical style and influences, and wife Clara. Includes sheet music, Sibelius Scorch SIB scores, MIDI and MP3 audio.
Robert Schumann: Through the Eyes of a Child
Biography, suggested reading, timeline, key works, recommended recordings, additional resources, and quotes from the composer from Humanities Web.
Over 30 audio files plus biography, recommended recordings, and related books from MIDI World.
Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)
Brief biography, caricature, summaries of orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal, and piano music, and recommended Naxos recordings.
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