Widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of the Romantic era. He was best known for such works as “Papillons” and “Carnaval” from 1834.
He was forced to give up his ambitions to be a great pianist after an injury permanently damaged one of his hands. He wrote solely for the piano until 1840, after which he composed Lieder, symphonies, one opera, and orchestral, choral, and chamber pieces.
His musical pieces were marked by an internal logic and structure, but still felt improvisational and free-flowing.
His parents were not musically inclined, but still encouraged their son’s ambitions. He married his wife Clara, a prominent concert pianist, against her father’s wishes, which prompted a bitter legal battle over her earnings.
He and Modest Mussorgsky were contemporaries and both were renowned composers of the Romantic era.
Robert Schumann Age
How old is Robert Schumann? He was born in 1810, he was 213 years old at the time of his death.
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Robert Schumann Wiki
|Age||213 years old|
|Birthday||June 8, 1810|
|Date of Death||July 29, 1856|
Quotes by Robert Schumann
My heart pounds sickeningly and I turn pale… I often feel as if I were dead… I seem to be losing my mind.— Robert Schumann
Mendelssohn I consider the first musician of the day; I doff my hat to him as my superior. He plays with everything, especially with the grouping of the instruments in the orchestra, but with such ease, delicacy and art, with such mastery throughout.— Robert Schumann
I am so fresh in soul and spirit that life gushes and bubbles around me in a thousand springs.— Robert Schumann
Talent works, genius creates.— Robert Schumann
I feel so entirely in my element with a full orchestra; even if my mortal enemies were marshalled before me, I could lead them, master them, surround them, or repulse them.— Robert Schumann