Robert Schumann

Barbara Meier

Robert Schumann
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Barbara Meier

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176 pages | 5 x 8
Cloth $19.95 ISBN: 9781904341543 Published August 2005 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) was the quiet one, the tormented genius. A serious illness prevented him from becoming a pianist, but he fell in love with Clara, the daughter of his teacher Friedrich Wick and married her in 1840. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy appointed him lecturer in composition at the conservatory in Leipzig in 1843. A year later the couple moved to Dresden. Then in 1950, he became Musical Director of the city of Düsseldorf, but his demons followed him wherever he went and he tried to kill himself jumping into the Rhine four years later. He died two years later in a sanatorium.
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