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Schumann

Author: Eric Frederick Jensen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Master musicians series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Robert Schumann, one of the most beloved composers of the Romantic movement, embodied the passion and imaginative spirit of his age. Known for his musical and literary genius and his legendary romance with his wife Clara, Schumann was also plagued with debilitative bouts of depression that led him to live his last days in a mental asylum. This new biography recreates the dynamics of this man and his music with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert Schumann; Robert Schumann
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Frederick Jensen
ISBN: 0195135660 9780195135664 0195182979 9780195182972
OCLC Number: 43555282
Description: xv, 380 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Childhood and youth --
University years --
Schumann and literature --
Commitment to music --
Schumann's compositions prior to 1834 --
The League of David --
Courtship and marriage --
The piano compositions, 1834-9 --
Married life in Leipzig --
The compositions, 1840-44 --
The years in Dresden --
Schumann's dramatic works --
The years in Düsseldorf --
The compositions, 1845-54 --
Endenich --
Epilogue "the poet speaks" : Schumann and childhood.
Series Title: Master musicians series.
Responsibility: Eric Frederick Jensen.
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Robert Schumann, one of the most beloved composers of the Romantic movement, embodied the passion and imaginative spirit of his age. This biography recreates the dynamics of this man and his music,  Read more...

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