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Widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of the Romantic era. He was best known for such works as “Papillons” and “Carnaval” from 1834.
He was forced to give up his ambitions to be a great pianist after an injury permanently damaged one of his hands. He wrote solely for the piano until 1840, after which he composed Lieder, symphonies, one opera, and orchestral, choral, and chamber pieces.
His musical pieces were marked by an internal logic and structure, but still felt improvisational and free-flowing.
His parents were not musically inclined, but still encouraged their son’s ambitions. He married his wife Clara, a prominent concert pianist, against her father’s wishes, which prompted a bitter legal battle over her earnings.
He and Modest Mussorgsky were contemporaries and both were renowned composers of the Romantic era.
How did Robert Schumann die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||46 years|
|Birthday||June 8, 1810|
|Death date||July 29, 1856|
|Place of death||Endenich, Bonn, Germany|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Talent works, genius creates.Robert Schumann
An evil fate has deprived me of the full use of my right hand, so that I am not able to play my compositions as I feel them. The trouble with my hand is that certain fingers have become so weak, probably through writing and playing too much at one time, that I can hardly use them.Robert Schumann
My heart pounds sickeningly and I turn pale… I often feel as if I were dead… I seem to be losing my mind.Robert Schumann
I feel so entirely in my element with a full orchestra; even if my mortal enemies were marshalled before me, I could lead them, master them, surround them, or repulse them.Robert Schumann
Thus it is ever in life. The aims we once pursued no longer satisfy us; we aim, we strive, we aspire, until sight fails, and mind and body find rest in the grave.Robert Schumann