Skip to main content
Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann (1810-56)


German composer who was leading light in the development of Romanticism

He was literary-minded as well and founded the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, a journal which championed the cause of Romanticism in music and which helped bring Chopin to wider public notice. When his career as a pianist was hindered by damage to a finger, her turned to composing. Until he was 30 he composed only for the piano and his writings for the instrument have a secure place in the piano repertoire. Thereafter he turned to songs and his expressive song cycles Frauenliebe und Leben and Dichterliebe are of particular importance. He also wrote four symphonies and many other works.

Show full biography Hide full biography

Popular Works: Schumann

Show all works by Schumann Hide all works by Schumann Hide all works by Schumann

Recent Best Sellers: Schumann

Mischa Maisky: Adagietto
CD: ($14.75) $13.25
Download from $8.75
Martha Argerich - The Lugano Recordings
22 CDs: ($71.50) $56.50
Download from $36.75
De La Nuit: Schumann, Ravel, Bartok
CD: ($14.75) $13.25
Download from $10.50