A biography of the torrid and life of one of Germany’s early romantics. Married to composer/pianist Clara Wieck, and a friend to Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, and Joseph Joachim, Schumann was at the very heart of the German Romantic intellectual movement in the mid 19th century. He was a composer, pianist, and music critic.
Schumann: Der dichter sprict fr. Kinderszenen (excerpt)
Schumann: Carnival (excerpts)
2:07, 7:42, 2:28
Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17, I
Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 (excerpts)
DG 289 471 369-2
Schumann: Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 1, Widmung
Quasthoff, bar.; Zeyen, p.
Schumann: Quartet for Piano and Strings in Eb major, III
Cleveland Quartet; Ax, p.
Schumann: Quartet for Strings in A major Op. 41, No. 3, I & II
Emerson String Quartet
DG 431 650
Schumann: Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 44, I
Argerich, p.; Schwarzberg, Hall, vlns.; Imai, vla.; Maisky, vc.
EMI 55484 2
Schumann: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in a minor, I, III
Berlin Phil/Abbado; Perahia, p.
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 (excerpts), III (complete)
:37, 2:22, 8:02
Schumann: Concertstück for 4 Horns and Orchestra in F major, Op. 86 (excerpt) + finale
CSO/Barenboim; Clevenger, Howell, Schweikert, Oldberg, hns.
DG B0000025 02