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Robert Schumann

© Photo by Michael Sondermann Presseamt Stadt Bonn

Robert Schumann was undoubtedly one of the greatest German composers of the Romantic era. A hand injury, sustained in a misguided attempt to strengthen the fingers on his right hand by the use of a mechanical device, ended his career as a concert pianist. After this time, Schumann focused on composition instead.

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Year of birth1810
Year of death1856
NationalityGermany
PeriodRomantic
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Schumann Birthday Playlist

Sunday 8th June is Schumann’s birthday, so here's a selected playlist to enjoy.
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LondonKonstantin Krimmel, Ammiel Bushakevitz

Wigmore Hall
Schumann, Mandyczewski, Brahms
Konstantin Krimmel; Ammiel Bushakevitz

AmsterdamSitkovetsky Trio: Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Arensky

Schumann, Arensky, Tchaikovsky
Sitkovetsky Trio

LondonIMS Prussia Cove

Wigmore Hall
Mozart, Janáček, Watkins, Schumann
Students from IMS Prussia Cove

LondonÉva Fahidi & Benjamin Appl: I know for certain that I’ll see you again

Bartók, Humperdinck, Schumann, Bach, Krása, Strauss, Schubert, Saint-Saëns, Weber, Mahler, Reimann, Brahms, Eisler, Wagner, Szalóki
Benjamin Appl; James Baillieu

Saffron WaldenIsata Kanneh-Mason

Mozart, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Schumann C., Chopin, Schumann
Isata Kanneh-Mason, Piano
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The Davos Festival's programme, underscoring the extraordinary talents of some dozen young musicians, is a polished and highly inviting offer. 
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Four aspects of Romanticism from Rustioni and the Ulster Orchestra

Soprano Louise Alder explored the dying embers of the Romantic movement in a sensitive performance of Vier letzte Lieder.
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Heras-Casado launches Klosters Music in style

The fourth edition of the festival marks the 800th anniversary of the founding of Klosters with a musical journey back in time. 
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New light on an old friend: Mao Fujita plays Tchaikovsky with the RLPO

Gemma New conducts a fine Rhenish Symphony on her debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Radek Baborák and friends shine in Suntory Hall's Chamber Music Garden

This portrait concert of the well-loved Czech horn player Radek Baborák, devised for Suntory Hall's Chamber Music Garden, was part solo recital, part ensemble concert.
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