Biography of Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Born in Zwickau being son of an author and bookseller. Early acquaintance with great litterateurs and philosophers.
Death of his father and at the request of his mother studies of law in Leipzig and Heidelberg
Decision for music, lessons from Friedrich Wieck in Leipzig, with whom he also lives.
In a publication in the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung he makes Chopin reknown in Germany
Early end of the carreer of a piano virtuoso due to a paralysis of his right hand (perhaps caused by unhealthy stretching)
Falls in love with the 15 year old daughter of Wieck, Clara, who is a piano prodigy. In the same year foundation of Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, making him famous in all of Europe
Wieck removes his daughter from Leipzig, because he does not want a relationship between Schumann and her.
Death of his mother
Marriage with Clara using a legal allowance after a long row with Wieck, which even took Schumann to prison due to a defamation.
Premiere of the spring symphony in a Gewandhaus concert under direction of Mendelssohn
Call from his friend Mendelssohn to teach at the Leipzig conservatory
Concert tour of Clara to Russia accompanied by him, who becomes ill on the journey and move to Dresden, where he meets Wagner again.
Head of the Liedertafel foundation of an association for choral singing
Municipal music director of Dusseldorf
A visit of Brahms in Düsseldorf is the beginning of a close friendship
Suicide attempt by jumpfing from a bridge dowhn in the Rhine, he is rescued by a fisher
With his own admittance housing in a mental home in Endenich near Bonn, where Brahms and Joachim visit him. He did not want to meet Clara during his stay.
Only visit of Clara in Endenich.
Dies in Endenich
Burried in Bonn

Sheet music for flute:

Abendlied op. 85 Nr. 12 (Des-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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  1. Ausdrucksvoll und sehr gehalten
The original version for piano is the last of the four-handed piano pieces for small and big children op. 85 written in 1849.
Drei Romanzen op. 94 (Bearbeitung)
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  1. Nicht schnell
  2. Einfach, innig
  3. Nicht schnell
Originally for oboe and piano.
Written in 1849 being the one hundredst work of the composer and a present to his wife. The premiere was played by his wife and Franz Schubert playing the violin. The first public performance was at the Leipzig Gewandhaus in 1863 by Emilius Lund on the oboe and Carl Reinecke on the piano.
Märchenbilder op.113 (Bearbeitung)
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  1. Nicht schnell
  2. Lebhaft
  3. Rasch
  4. Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck
Originally written in March 1851 in Düsseldorf for viola and piano, this flute edition was done by Henrik Wiese in 2014.
Scherzo - aus der Sinfonie Nr. 2 (C-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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Zimmermann, ZM 35140
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro vivace
Parts and score
Voice of love (B-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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Neil A. Kjos Music Co., D3000
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Well edited. We thought the passages of only flute or horn playing with piano too long and inserted some parallel passages to fill them.
Waldszenen 82 (Bearbeitung)
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Gerard Billaudot, G. 4990 B.
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  1. Eintritt
  2. Jäger auf der Lauer
  3. Einsame Blumen
  4. Verrufene Stelle
  5. Freundliche Landschaft
  6. Herberge
  7. Vogel als Prophet
  8. Jagdlied
  9. Abschied

CDs with/from Robert Schumann

Felix Renggli, Jan Schultsz
    Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Sonata in f-moll, Op. 4:
  1. Adagio/Moderato (07:55:00)
  2. Poco Adagio (06:24:00)
  3. Allegro agitato (04:51:00)
  4. Robert Schumann: Abendlied, Op. 85, No. 12 (02:31:00)
  5. Robert Schumann: Romances Op. 94:
  6. Nicht schnell (03:31:00)
  7. Einfach, innig (03:49:00)
  8. Nicht schnell (04:29:00)
  9. Robert Schumann: Sonata in a-moll, Op. 105:
  10. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck (07:57:00)
  11. Allegretto (03:50:00)
  12. Lebhaft (05:11:00)
  13. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Sonate in F-Dur (1820):
  14. Allegro (04:29:00)
  15. Andante (05:32:00)
  16. Presto (00:00:02)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Myung-Whun Chung , James Galway, Charles Gerhardt, Phillip Moll, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Marisa Robles, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  1. Georg Friedrich Händel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (02:49:00)
  2. Sergei Wassiljewitsch Rachmaninow: Vocalise op. 34, No. 14 (04:15:00)
  3. Claude Debussy: Le petit nègre (01:46:00)
  4. Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata No. 4 - Allegro (01:57:00)
  5. Franz Schubert: Serenade - Ständchen D.957 (03:53:00)
  6. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Scherzo aus "Ein Sommernachtstraum" (04:16:00)
  7. Robert Schumann: Träumerei (03:22:00)
  8. Aram Khatchaturian: Masquerade - Waltz (03:36:00)
  9. François-Joseph Gossec: Tambourin (01:22:00)
  10. Frederick Chopin: Variations on a Theme by Rossini (04:57:00)
  11. Alexander von Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin (01:48:00)
  12. Claude Debussy: Le petit berger (02:27:00)
  13. Antonin Dvořák: Humoresque (03:27:00)
  14. Giulio Briccialdi: Carnival of Venice (06:33:00)

Literature von/über Robert Schumann

Last edit 01.03.2020