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Robert Schumann: Herald of a 'New Poetic Age'
by John Daverio
Book Description:
Forced by a hand injury to abandon a career as a pianist, Robert Schumann went on to become one of the world's great composers. Among many works, his Spring Symphony (1841), Piano Concerto in A Minor (1841/1845), and the Third, or Rhenish, Symphony (1850) exemplify his infusion of classical forms with intense, personal emotion. His musical influence continues today and has inspired many other famous composers in the century since his death. Indeed Brahms, in a letter of January 1873, wrote: "The remembrance of Schumann is sacred to me. I will always take this noble pure artist as my model." 

Now, in Robert Schumann: Herald of a "New Poetic Age," John Daverio presents the first comprehensive study of the composer's life and works to appear in nearly a century. Long regarded as a quintessentially romantic figure, Schumann also has been portrayed as a profoundly tragic one: a composer who began his career as a genius and ended it as a mere talent. Daverio takes issue with this Schumann myth, arguing instead that the composer's entire creative life was guided by the desire to imbue music with the intellectual substance of literature. A close analysis of the interdependence among Schumann's activities as reader, diarist, critic, and musician reveals the depth of his literary sensibility. Drawing on documents only recently brought to light, the author also provides a fresh outlook on the relationship between Schumann's mental illness--which brought on an extended sanitarium stay and eventual death in 1856--and his musical creativity. Schumann's character as man and artist thus emerges in all its complexity. The book concludes with an analysis of the late works and a postlude on Schumann's influence on successors from Brahms to Berg. 

This well-researched study of Schumann interprets the composer's creative legacy in the context of his life and times, combining nineteenth-century cultural and intellectual history with a fascinating analysis of the works themselves. 
Hardcover: Oxford University Press; ISBN: 0195091809; (April )

Piano Music of Robert Schumann (Series 3)
by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann (Editor)
(Paperback - June 1980)

The Grieg and Schumann Piano Concertos: With Orchestral Reduction for Second Piano
by Edvard Grieg, Robert Schumann
Listed under Piano Music

The Great Piano Works of Robert Schumann
by Robert Schumann
(Mass Market Paperback)

Schumann (Master Musicians Series)
by Eric Frederick Jensen
Hardcover: 384 pages
Oxford Univ Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0195135660; (April )

Schumann (Famous Children)
by Ann Rachlin, et al
(Paperback - May 1993)

by J. D. Landis
Historical Fiction
Hardcover: 464 pages
Harcourt Brace; ISBN: 0151004536; 1 Ed edition (September 14, )

Schumann on Music
by Robert Schumann
(Paperback - September 1988)

Complete Symphonies in Full Score
by Robert Schumann
(Paperback - December 1980)

Piano Music of Robert Schumann : Series 1
by Robert Schumann
(Paperback - September 1972)

Schumann's Eichendorff Liederkreis and the Genre of the Romantic Cycle
by David Ferris
Hardcover: 288 pages
Oxford University Press; ISBN: 0195124472; (September )

Dichterliebe : An Authoritative Score
by Arthur Komar (Editor), Robert A. Schumann
(Paperback - June 1971)

Piano Music of Robert Schumann Series 2
by Robert Schumann
(Paperback - June 1972)

First Concert Pieces III
by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms

Chamber Music of Robert Schumann
by Robert Schumann
(Paperback - June 1981)
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Selected Songs for Solo Voice and Piano
by Robert Schumann, Stanley Appelbaum (Translator)
(Paperback - May 1985)
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Great Romantic Cello Concertos in Full Score
by Saint-Saens, Robert Schumann
Listed under Cello

Robert Schumann
by Frederick Niecks
(Hardcover - June 1925)
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Franz Schubert in der Rezeption Robert Schumanns : Studien zur èAsthetik und Instrumentalmusik
by Marie Luise Maintz
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Album of the Youth
by Robert Schumann
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Schumann and His World
by R. Larry Todd (Editor), et al
Book Description:
We know Robert Schumann in many ways: as a visionary composer, a seasoned journalist, a cultured man of letters, and a genius who, having passed his mantle on to the young Brahms, succumbed to mental illness in 1856. Drawing on recent pathbreaking research, this collection offers new perspectives on this seminal nineteenth-century figure. In Part I, Leon Botstein and Michael P. Steinberg assess Schumann's efforts to place music at the center of German culture, in public and private sectors. Bernhard R. Appel offers a probing source study of one of Schumann's most personal works, the Album fr die Jugend, Op. 68, while John Daverio considers the generic identity of Das Paradies und die Peri, and Jon W. Finson reexamines the first version of the Eichendorff Liederkreis. Gerd Nauhaus investigates Schumann's approach to the symphonic finale, and R. Larry Todd considers the intractable issue of quotations and allusions in Schumann's music. Part II presents letters and memoirs, including unpublished correspondence between Clara Schumann and Felix and Paul Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. In Part III, conflicting critical views of Schumann are juxtaposed. Some of these sources are translated into English for the first time. 
Paperback: 408 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 9.25 x 6.25
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr; (August 8, )
ASIN: 0691036985
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