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Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann (Composer)

Born: 8th June 1810, Zwickau

Died: 29th July 1856, Endenich

Nationality: German

Robert Schumann was a German composer, pianist, and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. His teacher, Friedrich Wieck, a German pianist, had assured him that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.

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The Latvian mezzo talks to Katherine about her first lieder recording (released earlier this month on Deutsche Grammophon, with Malcolm Martineau), and preparing to make her Wagner debut as Kundry...

 Interview, Josephine Knight on Schumann

The British cellist talks to David about her new recording on Dutton, featuring the world premiere recording of Schumann's concerto in its original form and two concertante works by Alfredo Piatti.

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