Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann Music Recordings

  • Born
    8th June 1810
  • Died
    29th July 1856
  • Birthplace
    Zwickau, in the Kingdom of Saxony (now Germany)

Robert Schumann was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most representative composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury caused by a device he created to develop the strength and independence of his fingers ended this dream. One of the most promising careers as a pianist had thus come to an end. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing. Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. His writings about music appeared mostly in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication which he jointly founded.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Cello concerto in Am, Op. 129 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Introduction and Allegro Appassionato, Op. 92 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto in Dm, WoO 23 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Dances of the League of David, Op. 6 Dance Piano
6 Studies in Canon Form, Op. 56 Etude Piano
Symphonic Etudes Op. 13 Etude Piano
Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 Fantasy Solo Instrument and Piano
6 Intermezzi, Op. 4 Intermezzi Piano
Arabeske in C major, Op. 18 Piano piece Piano
Aufschwung, from Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 Piano piece Piano
Carnaval, Op. 9 Piano piece Piano
Carnaval, Op. 9 Piano piece Piano
Carnival Scenes from Vienna, Op. 26 Piano piece Piano
'Chopin', no. 12 from Carnaval, Op. 9 Piano piece Piano
Humoreske, Op. 20 Piano piece Piano
Intermezzo from Carnival Scenes from Vienna, Op. 26 Piano piece Piano
Kreisleriana, Op. 16 Piano piece Piano
Novelette no. 8, Op. 21 Piano piece Piano