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Schumann : the inner voices of a musical genius

Author: Peter F Ostwald
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©1985.
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"Schumann is a remarkable piece of work. The author obviously loves the composer's music and writes about him - and Clara too - with compassion and understanding. . . Soberly and objectively, it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Case Reports
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ostwald, Peter F.
Schumann.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)639855204
Named Person: Robert Schumann; Robert Schumann; Robert Schumann; Robert Schumann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter F Ostwald
ISBN: 093035057X 9780930350574 1555530141 9781555530143
OCLC Number: 10459115
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Crisis, 1854 --
A vulnerable personality, 1809-1828 --
Challenges and opportunities, 1828-1829 --
Metamorphosis, 1829-1830 --
A new beginning, 1830-1831 --
Cumulative stresses, 1831-1833 --
Breakdown and aftermath, 1833-1835 --
The road to maturity, 1835-1837 --
Symbolic unition with Clara, 1837-1839 --
Delays before marriage, 1839-1840 --
Harmony and discord, 1840-1844 --
Engulfing depression, 1844-45 --
Plateau, 1845-1849 --
Trouble on the horizon, 1849-1852 --
Incipient madness, 1852-1854 --
Endenich, 1854-1856 --
The problem of diagnosis.
Responsibility: Peter Ostwald.

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