Robert schumann

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    Robert Shumann' s life

    He was a great composer
  • Robert Schumann was born

    Robert Schumann was born
    He was born in Zwickau, Saxony
  • He composed his firsts pieces

    He composed his firsts pieces
    Schumann began receiving general musical and piano instruction at the age of seven from Baccalaureus Kuntzsch.The boy immediately developed a love of music and worked at creating musical compositions himself, without the aid of Kuntzsch.
  • He started to wrote

    He started to wrote
    At age 14, Schumann wrote an essay on the aesthetics of music and also contributed to a volume, edited by his father, titled "Portraits of Famous Men."
  • His father died

    His father died
    His father, who had encouraged the boy's musical aspirations, died in 1826 when Schumann was 16.Neither his mother nor his guardian thereafter encouraged a career in music.
  • Schuman left the school

    Schuman left the school
    In 1828 Schumann left school, and after a tour during which he met Heinrich Heine in Munich, he went to Leipzig to study law
  • He continued his law studies in other school

    He continued his law studies in other school
    In 1829 his law studies continued in Heidelberg, where he became a lifelong member of Corps Saxo-Borussia Heidelberg.
  • he wrote to his mother,

    he wrote to his mother,
    1830 he heard the Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer Niccolò Paganini play in Frankfurt. In July he wrote to his mother, "My whole life has been a struggle between Poetry and Prose, or call it Music and Law." By Christmas he was back in Leipzig, at age 20 taking piano lessons from his old master Frederich Wieck, who assured him that he would be a successful concert pianist after a few years' study with him.
  • He performed the first movement of Symphony in G minor

    He performed the first movement of Symphony in G minor
    In the winter of 1832, Schumann, 22 at the time, visited relatives in Zwickau and Schneeberg, where he performed the first movement of his Symphony in G minor
  • He composed Carnaval

    He composed Carnaval
    is one of Schumann's most characteristic piano works. Schumann begins nearly every section of Carnaval with a musical cryptogram, the musical notes signified in German
  • Schuman met Mendelssohn

    Schuman met Mendelssohn
    On 3 October 1835, Schumann met Mendelssohn at Wieck's house in Leipzig, and his enthusiastic appreciation of that artist was shown with the same generous freedom that distinguished his acknowledgement of Chopin's greatness and most of his other colleagues, and which later prompted him to publicly pronounce the then-unknown Johannes Brahms a genius.
  • Schumann composed The Fantasie in C

    Schumann composed The Fantasie in C
    composed in the summer of 1836, is a work of passion and deep pathos, imbued with the spirit of the late Beethoven.
  • Schumann published his Symphonic Studies

    Schumann published his Symphonic Studies
    In 1837 Schumann published his Symphonic Studies, a complex set of étude-like variations written in 1834-1835, which demanded a finished piano technique
  • Schumann composed Kreisleriana

    Schumann composed Kreisleriana
    considered one of Schumann's greatest works, carried his fantasy and emotional range deeper. Johannes Kreisler was the fictional poet created by poet E. T. A. Hoffmann, and characterized as a "romantic brought into contact with reality".
  • Schumann's repertory

    Schumann's repertory
    Schumann had written almost exclusively for the piano, but in 1840 alone he wrote 168 songs. Indeed 1840 (referred to as the Liederjahr or year of song) is highly significant in Schumann's musical legacy despite his earlier deriding of works for piano and voice as inferior.
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    Schumann's sons

    Robert and Clara had eight children, Emil (who died in infancy in 1847); Marie (1841–1929); Elise (1843–1928); Julie (1845–1872); Ludwig (1848–1899); Ferdinand (1849–1891); Eugenie (1851–1938); and Felix (1854–1879).
  • Schumann composed Paradise and the Peri

    Schumann composed Paradise and the Peri
    In 1843 he wrote Paradise and the Peri, his first essay at concerted vocal music, an oratorio style work based on Lalla-Rookh by Thomas Moore.
  • Schumann composed his only opera

    Schumann composed his only opera
    His only opera, Genoveva, Op. 81, was written in 1848. In it, Schumann attempted to abolish recitative, which he regarded as an interruption to the musical flow (an influence on Richard Wagner;
  • Schumann succeeded Ferdinand Hiller as musical director

    Schumann succeeded Ferdinand Hiller as musical director
    In 1850, Schumann succeeded Ferdinand Hiller as musical director at Düsseldorf, but he was a poor conductor and quickly aroused the opposition of the musicians.
  • Schumans carryng a letter of introduction from violinst

    Schumans carryng a letter of introduction from violinst
    On 30 September 1853, the 20-year-old composer Johannes Brahms knocked unannounced on the door of the Schumanns carrying a letter of introduction from violinist Joseph Joachim.
  • Schumann's symptoms increased

    Schumann's symptoms increased
    In late February 1854, Schumann's symptoms increased, the angelic visions sometimes being replaced by demonic visions.
  • Schumann attempted suicide

    Schumann attempted suicide
    On 27 February 1854, he attempted suicide by throwing himself from a bridge into the Rhine River.
  • Robert Schumann was died

    Robert Schumann was died
    He died in Endenich, Bonn