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Robert Schumann : life and death of a musician

Author: John Worthen
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This biography offers a fresh account of Robert Schumann's life. It confronts the traditional perception of the doom-laden Romantic, forced by depression into a life of helpless, poignant sadness. John Worthen's attention to the original sources reveals Schumann to have been an astute, witty, articulate and immensely determined individual who, with little support from his background in provincial Saxony,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
biografi
Named Person: Robert Schumann; Robert Schumann; Robert Schumann
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Worthen
ISBN: 0300111606 9780300111606
OCLC Number: 71812840
Notes: Appendix: Autopsy report on the body of Robert Schumann.
Description: xi, 496 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Early years --
Clara Wieck --
Marriage and career --
Ending.
Responsibility: John Worthen.

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Offering an account of Robert Schumann's life, this book confronts the traditional perception of the doom-laden Romantic, forced by depression into a life of helpless, poignant sadness. It shows  Read more...
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"Worthen's biography takes its proper place as a book to reckon with on any shelf of studies of this brilliant, enigmatic, and tragic figure."--Stanley Hauer, "Southern Humanities Review"--Stanley Read more...

 
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