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Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann (German: [ˈʃuːman]; 8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer, pianist, and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. His teacher, Friedrich Wieck, a German pianist, had assured him that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.

In 1840, after a long and acrimonious legal battle with Wieck, who opposed the marriage, Schumann married Wieck's daughter Clara. A lifelong partnership in music began, as Clara herself was an established pianist and music prodigy. Clara and Robert also maintained a close relationship with German composer Johannes Brahms.

Until 1840, Schumann wrote exclusively for the piano. Later, he composed piano and orchestral works, and many Lieder (songs for voice and piano). He composed four symphonies, one opera, and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. His best-known works include Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in C. Schumann was known for infusing his music with characters through motifs, as well as references to works of literature. These characters bled into his editorial writing in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication that he co-founded.

Schumann suffered from a mental disorder that first manifested in 1833 as a severe melancholic depressive episode—which recurred several times alternating with phases of "exaltation" and increasingly also delusional ideas of being poisoned or threatened with metallic items. What is now thought to have been a combination of bipolar disorder and perhaps mercury poisoning led to "manic" and "depressive" periods in Schumann's compositional productivity. After a suicide attempt in 1854, Schumann was admitted at his own request to a mental asylum in Endenich near Bonn. Diagnosed with psychotic melancholia, he died of pneumonia two years later at the age of 46, without recovering from his mental illness.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 8, 1810 (Zwickau), Died July 29, 1856 (Endenich)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 526-550 of 566 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 2EA2153 12-in. 7/5/1935 Kreisleriana Alfred Cortot Piano solo composer  
Gramophone 2EA2154 12-in. 7/5/1935 Kreisleriana Alfred Cortot Piano solo composer  
Gramophone 2EA5865 12-in. 11/5/1937 Nights at the ballet, no. 4, part 2 Walter Goehr ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Odeon Be7178 10-in. approximately September 1928 Der Nussbaum Lotte Lehmann Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Odeon Be7184 10-in. approximately September 1928 Auftäge Lotte Lehmann Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Odeon Be7601 10-in. 11/13/1928 Seit ich ihn gesehen Lotte Lehmann ; Frieder Weissmann Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Odeon Be7602 10-in. 11/13/1928 Er, der Herrlichste von allen Lotte Lehmann ; Frieder Weissmann Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Odeon Be7603 10-in. 11/13/1928 Ich kann's nicht fassen Lotte Lehmann ; Frieder Weissmann Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Odeon Be7604 10-in. 11/13/1928 Du ring an meinem Finger Lotte Lehmann ; Frieder Weissmann Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Odeon Be7607 10-in. 11/13/1928 An meinem Herz Lotte Lehmann ; Frieder Weissmann Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Odeon Be7608 10-in. 11/13/1928 Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz Lotte Lehmann ; Frieder Weissmann Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Odeon Be8301 10-in. 6/13/1929 Widmung Lotte Lehmann ; Frieder Weissmann Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Odeon £Be8384 10-in. 1929 Wanderlied Ernst Hauke ; Staatskapelle Berlin ; Richard Tauber Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Odeon Be9044 10-in. 6/19/1930 Ich grolle nicht Lotte Lehmann ; Frieder Weissmann Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Odeon Be9910 10-in. 4/2/1932 Die Lotosblume Manfred Gurlitt ; Lotte Lehmann Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Decca 69156 10-in. 5/7/1941 Traumerei Jesse Crawford composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WA8086 10-in. between October and December 1928 Ich grolle nicht (I am not angry) George Henschel ; George Henschel Baritone vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX369 12-in. 5/12/1928 Romance in ré minor Ennemond Trillat Piano solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX517 12-in. 10/3/1928 Quatuor en la mineur, op. 41 Quatuor Capet String quartet composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX518 12-in. 10/3/1928 Quatuor en la mineur, op. 41 Quatuor Capet String quartet composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX519 12-in. 10/3/1928 Quatuor en la mineur, op. 41 Quatuor Capet String quartet composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX520 12-in. 10/3/1928 Quatuor en la mineur, op. 41 Quatuor Capet String quartet composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX521 12-in. 10/3/1928 Quatuor en la mineur, op. 41 Quatuor Capet String quartet composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX522 12-in. 10/3/1928 Quatuor en la mineur, op. 41 Quatuor Capet String quartet composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL585 10-in. approximately September 14, 1927 La fleur de lotus Maurice Le Boucher ; Charlotte Mellot-Joubert Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
(Results 526-550 of 566 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schumann, Robert," accessed December 7, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101855.

Schumann, Robert. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101855.

"Schumann, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 7 December 2022.

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