Violin Concerto in Dm, WoO 23

Robert Schumann wrote his Violin Concerto in D minor, usually numbered as WoO 23, in 1853. It is a work in three movements, where the symphonic aspect overshadows the contrasting scheme of a typical concerto piece.The piece was written for celebrated violinist Joseph Joachim, but he never got to premiere it. In fact, he only played it through with the orchestra he conducted, and after Schumman's attempt of suicide in 1854, he deemed the Concerto a product of his declining mental health, and refused to play it. Joachim stated in ... more

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Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann, sometimes known as Robert Alexander Schumann, was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is regarded as one ...