On Music and Musicians by Robert Schumann

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Edited by Konraad Wolff
Translated by Paul Rosenfeld
With twenty black-and-white illustrations

Schumann’s literary gifts and interests almost equaled his musical ones.  From boyhood on he was drawn to literary expression, and his writings on music belong to the best among the romantic literature of the 19th century.  The same fire, poetry, directness of expression, the same inventiveness we love in his compositions, also animated his prose.

This edition for the first time groups his articles and observations according to subject matter and individual composers.  It is complete as far as Schumann’s writings on the great composers are concerned.  All his reviews of the works by the masters, from Beethoven to Brahms, are included, some of them translated for the first time into English.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Robert Schumann

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Robert Schumann, in full Robert Alexander Schumann   (born June 8, 1810, Zwickau, Saxony [now in Germany]—died July 29, 1856, Endenich, near Bonn, Prussia [Germany]), German Romantic composer renowned particularly for his piano music, songs (lieder), and orchestral music. Many of his best-known piano pieces were written for his wife, the pianist Clara Schumann.
 
Published April 3, 2013 by Pantheon. 274 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, History. Non-fiction

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