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Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) 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.
In 1840, Schumann married Clara Wieck, after a long and acrimonious legal battle with her father, Friedrich, who opposed the marriage. A lifelong partnership in music began, as Clara herself was an established pianist and music prodigy. Clara and Robert also maintained a close relationship with German composer Johannes Brahms.
Lucerne Festival performs Mendelssohn, Mozart & Schumann (2019)
Under the baton of Jakub Hrůša, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra performs the Overture from F. Mendelssohn's op. 26 "The Hebrides" and R. Schumann's op. 61 Symphony no. 2 in C major. Flautist Emmanuel Pahud joins them to perform W.A. Mozart's Flute Concerto no. 1 in G major (K. 313). Performed as pa...
W,A Mozart: Symphony No. 35 'Haffner'; Schumann: Piano Concerto; Liszt (2017)
Under the baton of Gábor Takács-Nagy, the Verbier Festival Orchestra performs W.A. Mozart's "Haffner" Symphony no. 35 in D major (K. 385) and F. Mendelssohn's op. 56 "Scottish" Symphony no. 3 in A minor. Pianist Mikhail Pletnev performs F. Liszt's Liebestraum. They join to perform R. Schumann's o...
BAndrás Schiff & the Verbier Festival perform Bach, Brahms & Schumann (2017)
Under the baton of Gábor Takács-Nagy, the Verbier Festival Orchestra performs R. Schumann's op. 28 Symphony no. 1 and pianist András Schiff performs J.S. Bach's Italienisches Konzert mvt. 1 (BWV 971). They join together to perform J. Brahms' op. 15, Piano Concerto no. 1. Performed as part of the ...
Schumann: Fantasiestücke; Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata; Smetana: Piano Trio (2016)
R.Schumann: Fantasiestücke; S.Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata; B.Smetana: Piano Trio by Various Composers, from Verbier Festival, performed at Verbier Church, 2016. Starring Daniil Trifonov, Gautier Capuçon and Leonidas Kavakos.
Andante & Variations; J.S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Keyboards BWV1062 (Verbier 2019 - Programme No. 10) by R. Schumann and J.S. Bach, from Verbier Festival, performed at Salle des Combins, Verbier, 2019. Conductor Gabor Takács-Nagy, starring Daniil Trifonov,Sergei Babayan.