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Robert Schumann : the life and work of a romantic composer

Author: Martin Geck
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Schumann (1810-56) is one of the most important and representative composers of the Romantic era. Born in Zwickau, Germany, Schumann began piano instruction at age seven and immediately developed a passion for music. When a permanent injury to his hand prevented him from pursuing a career as a touring concert pianist, he turned his energies and talents to composing, writing hundreds of works for piano and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Geck, Martin.
Robert Schumann.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2012
(DLC) 2012007981
(OCoLC)779607180
Named Person: Robert Schumann; Robert Schumann
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Geck
ISBN: 9780226284712 0226284719 0226284719 9781283657600 1283657600
OCLC Number: 815970769
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published as Robert Schumann: Mensch und Musiker der Romantik, 2010 by Siedler Verlag.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intermezzo VI. In modo d'una marciaChapter 9. The Dresden Years (1845-50); Intermezzo VII. Genoveva Is Not Lohe; Chapter 10. Director of Music in Düsseldorf (1850-54); Intermezzo VIII. The Road to Freedom; Chapter 11. The Late Works; Intermezzo IX. A "Sugary Saxon"?; Chapter 12. Endenich (1854-56); Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Schumann's Works
Other Titles: Robert Schumann.
Responsibility: Martin Geck ; translated by Stewart Spencer.

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Robert Schumann (1810-56) is one of the most important and representative composers of the Romantic era. Born in Zwickau, Germany, he began piano instruction at age seven and immediately developed a  Read more...

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