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 (sho͞o′män′, -mən), Clara Wieck 1819-1896.
German composer noted especially for her romantic lieder and pieces for solo piano.


, Robert 1810-1856.
German composer known particularly for his song cycles, piano works, and symphonies. A leading romanticist, he encouraged and influenced Chopin and Brahms.
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1. (Biography) Elisabeth. (eˈliːzabɛt). 1885–1952, German soprano, noted esp for her interpretations of lieder
2. (Biography) Robert Alexander. (ˈroːbɛrt alɛˈksandər). 1810–56, German romantic composer, noted esp for his piano music, such as Carneval (1835) and Kreisleriana (1838), his songs, and four symphonies
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(ˈʃu mɑn)

1. Clara, (Clara Wieck), 1819–96, German pianist and composer.
2. her husband, Robert, 1810–56, German composer.
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Noun1.Schumann - German pianist and composer of piano musicSchumann - German pianist and composer of piano music; renowned for her interpretation of music, especially the music of her husband Robert Schumann (1819-1896)
2.Schumann - German romantic composer known for piano music and songs (1810-1856)Schumann - German romantic composer known for piano music and songs (1810-1856)
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He was seated at the piano, with his back to them, turning over the pages of a volume of Schumann's "Forest Scenes." "You must lend me these, Basil," he cried.
She played Schumann. "Now some Beethoven" called Cecil, when the querulous beauty of the music had died.
How she kept to Schumann when, like an idiot, I wanted Beethoven.
We had had the best instructors in drawing and painting in Germany--Ha"mmerling, Vogel, Mu"ller, Dietz, and Schumann. Ha"mmerling taught us landscape-painting.
This weekend's performances include the high spirits of Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz, the brilliant virtuosity of Saint-Saaens Violin Concerto No 3, the chic sophistication of Milhaud's Suite Franiaise and the grandeur and sweep of Schumann's evocation of the Rhine in his Symphony No 3 (Rhenish).
Mozart and Beethoven may be considered the earliest composers of Lieder, though the genre only came into its own with Franz Schubert, who was followed by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss, and others.
This September marks the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896), who led a multi-faceted career as concert pianist, composer, editor and pedagogue.
Under the music direction of Jens Georg Bachmann, and soloist Nils ME[micro]nkemeyer (Viola), the audience will enjoy works by Mendelssohn, Krausser and Schumann.
In a recent documentary by filmmaker Fritz Schumann, she said: "When I make dolls of dead people I think about them when they were alive and healthy.
The program also will feature Romantic era composers Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann.
AFTER more than a decade Steven Isserlis is making a welcome return to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, playing the Schumann Cello Concerto flanked by very different pieces from two highly-contrasting Strausses.