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     Robert Schumann

Schumann, Robert (Alexander) (Born; Zwickau, 8 June 1810; Died; Endenich, 29 July 1856). German composer. The son of a bookseller, he early showed ability as a pianist and an interest in composing as well as literary leanings. He was also enthusiastic over the writings of 'Jean Paul' (J. P. F. Richter), girl friends and drinking champagne, tastes he retained. In 1821 he went to Leipzig to study law but instead spent his time in musical, social and literary activities. He wrote some piano music and took lessons from Friedrich Wieck. After a spell in Heidelberg, ostensibly studying law but actually music, he persuaded his family that he should give up law in favour of a pianist's career, and in 1830 he went to live with Wieck at Leipzig. But he soon had trouble with his hands (allegedly due to a machine to strengthen his fingers, but more likely through remedies for a syphilitic sore). Composition, however, continued; several piano works date from this period.

In 1834 Schumann founded a music journal, the Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik; he was its editor and leading writer for ten years. He was a brilliant and perceptive critic: his writings embody the most progressive aspects of musical thinking in his time, and he drew attention to many promising young composers. Sometimes he wrote under pseudonyms, Eusebius (representing his lyrical, contemplative side) and Florestan (his fiery, impetuous one); he used these in his music, too. His compositions at this time were mainly for piano: they include variations on the name of one on his lady friends, Abegg (the musical notes A-B-E-G-G), the character-pieces Davidsbundlertanze ('Dances of the league of David', an imaginary association of those fighting the Philistines), Carnaval (pieces with literary or other allusive meanings, including one on the notes A-S-C-H after the place another girl friend came from), Phantasiestucke (a collection of poetic pieces depicting moods), Kreisleriana (fantasy pieces around the character of a mad Kapellmeister) and Kinderszenen ('Scenes from Childhood'). Affairs of the heart played a large part in his life. By 1835 he was in love with Wieck's young daughter Clara, but Wieck did his best to separate them. They pledged themselves in 1837 but were much apart and Schumann went through deep depressions. In 1839 they took legal steps to make Wieck's consent unnecessary, and after many further trials they were able to marry in 1840.

Schumann, understandably, turned in that year to song; he wrote Circa; 150 songs, including most of his finest, at this time, among them several groups and cycles, the latter including Frauenliebe und -leben ('A Woman's Love and Life') and Dichterliebe ('A Poet's Love'), which tells (to verse by Heine) a tragic Romantic story of the flowering of love, its failure and poet's exclusion from joy and his longing for death. Schumann, as a pianist composer, made the piano partake fully in the expression of emotion in such songs, often giving it the most telling music when the voice had finished.

In 1841, however, Schumann turned to orchestral music: he wrote symphonies and a beautiful, poetic piece for piano and orchestra for Clara that he later reworked as the first movement of his Piano Concerto. Then in 1842, when Clara was away on a concert tour (he disliked being in her shadow and remained at home), he turned to chamber music, and wrote his three string quartets and three works with piano, of which the Piano Quintet has always been a favourite for the freshness and Romantic warmth of its ideas. After that, in 1843, he turned to choral music, working at a secular oratorio and at setting part of Goethe's Faust. He also took up a teaching post at the new conservatory in Leipzig of which Mendelssohn was director. But he was an ineffectual teacher; and he had limited success as a conductor too. He and Clara moved to Dresden in 1844, but his deep depressions continued, hampering his creativity. Not until 1847-8 was he again productive, writing his opera Genoveva (given in Leipzig in 1850 with moderate success), chamber music and songs. In 1850 he took up a post in Dusseldorf as town musical director. He was at first happy and prolific, writing the eloquent Cello Concerto and the Rhenish Symphony (no.3: one movement depicts his impressions in Cologne Cathedral). But the post worked out badly because of his indifferent conducting. In 1852-3 his health and spirits deteriorated and he realized that he could not continue in his post. In 1854 he began to suffer hallucinations; he attempted suicide (he had always dreaded the possibility of madness) and entered an asylum, where he died in 1856, almost certainly of the effects of syphilis, cared for at the end by Clara and the young Brahms.

Dramatic music Genoveva, opera (1850); Manfred, incidental music (1852)

Orchestral music Sym. no.1, BFlat;, 'Spring' (1841); Sym. no.2, C (1846); Sym. no.3, EFlat;, 'Rhenish' (1850); Sym. no.4, d (1841, rev. 1851); 2 ovs.; Pf Conc., a (1845); Conzertstuck, 4 horns, F (1849); vc Conc., a (1850); other pieces

Instrumental music 3 str qts op.41, a, F, A (1842); Pf Qnt, op.44, EFlat; (1842); Pf Qt, op.47, EFlat; (1842); 3 pf trios; 3 vn sonatas; Adagio and Allegro (hn / vc, pf); fantasy pieces (cl, pf), romances (ob, pf) etc; org pieces incl. fugues

Piano music Sonata no.1, fSharp; (1835); Sonata no.2, g (1838); Papillons (1831); Carnaval (1835); Concert sans orchestre, f (1836); DavidsbundlertAuml;nze (1837); Phantasiestucke (1837); Kinderszenen (1838); Kreisleriana (1838); Phantasie, C (1838); Faschingsschwank aus wien (1840); Album fur die Jugend (1848); Waldscenen (1849); character-pieces, variations, impromptus, fantasias; duetsSongsover 300, incl. song cycles Frauenliebe und -leben (1840) Dichterliebe (1840); over 70 partsongs; Circa; 30 duets, trios

Choral music Das Paradies und die Peri, oratorio (1843); Szenen aus Goethes Faust (1853, perf. 1862); 17 others


ШУМАН (Schumann) Роберт (1810-56), немецкий композитор и музыкальный критик. Выразитель эстетики немецкого романтизма. Основатель и редактор "Нойе цайтшрифт фюр музик" ("Новый музыкальный журнал", 1834). Создатель программных фортепианных циклов ("Бабочки", 1831; "Карнавал", 1835; "Фантастические пьесы", 1837; "Крейслериана", 1838), лирико-драматических вокальных циклов (в т. ч. "Любовь поэта", "Круг песен", "Любовь и жизнь женщины", все 1840); внес вклад в развитие романтической фортепианной сонаты и вариаций ("Симфонические этюды", 2-я редакция 1852). Опера "Геновева" (1848), оратория "Рай и Пери" (1843), 4 симфонии, концерт для фортепиано с оркестром (1845), камерные и хоровые сочинения, музыка к драматической поэме "Манфред" Дж. Байрона (1849).

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  как основной исполнитель ...
 Robert Schumann - 'Four Symphonies' - Gramzapis
 Robert Schumann - 'Piano Works Vol 1. Arabeske. Papillons. Sinfonische Etuden' - 1984, Decca
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Yuri Bashmet - 'Schubert: Sonata In A. Schumann: Marchenbilder. Adagio & Allegro. Bruch: Kol Nidrei. Enesco: Konzertstucke' - 1990, RCA
 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - 'Schumann: Liederkreis Op.24 & Op.39' - 2004, EMI
 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - 'Schumann: Liederkreis Op.24, Dichterliebe Op. 48' - 1995, Erato
 Vladimir Horowitz - 'Schumann: Kinderszenen. Brahms. Chopin. Debussy' - 1992, RCA, Galactic
 Vladimir Horowitz - 'Schumann: Kreisleriana, Wieck-Variations, Toccata' - 2003, Sony
 Gidon Kremer - 'Brahms, Sibelius, Schumann: Violin Concertos' - 1996, EMI
 Jacques Loussier - 'Schumann: Kinderszenen' - 2011, Telarc
 Stanislav Neuhaus - 'Schumann, Schubert. Vol. 2' - 2007, Vista Vera
 Sviatoslav Richter - 'Richter The Master, Vol. 7. Brahms & Schumann' - 2007, Decca
 Andras Schiff - 'In Concert: Robert Schumann' - 2002, ECM
 Vladimir Sofronitsky - 'Vladimir Sofronitsky Plays Schumann' - 2002, Vista Vera
 Maria Yudina - 'The Legacy Of Maria Yudina. Volume 6' - 2005, Vista Vera
  как соисполнитель ...
 Uri Caine - 'The Classical Variations' - 2007, Winter & Winter
 Henk De Graaf - 'The Classical Clarinet' - 2006, Brilliant Classics
 Emil Gilels - 'Gilels (BBC Legends)' - BBC Legends
 Vladimir Horowitz - 'Brahms, Beethoven' - Galactic
 James Last - 'Eighty Not Out' - 2010, Universal Music
 Denis Matsuev - 'Denis Matsuev - The Carnegie Hall Concert' - 2008, RCA Red Seal
 Sabine Meyer - 'Kunstler Unserer Generation' - 2002, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
 Sviatoslav Richter - 'Mozart. Schumann. Debussy' - 1992, Limit Edition
 Mstislav Rostropovich - 'Historic Russian Archives: Mstislav Rostropovich Edition' - 2005, Brilliant Classics
 Various Artists - 'Piano Duet: Romantic Masterpieces' - 2003, Артель 'Восточный ветер'

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