German composers: Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer, pianist, and influential music critic. He was born in Zwickau and died in a sanatorium in Bonn after a long time with mental health problems. Wikipedia has a detailed account of his life in German and English.

If you’d rather read some easier German text, check out these websites. Please note, I said ‘easier’ not ‘easy’. The following sites are designed for German primary and secondary school children with the first site being the easiest.

Of course, you could just sit down and enjoy some of his music.

Here is ‘Träumerei’

And here is a longer video with 16 songs, all of them love poems by Heinrich Heine. While listening you can read the sheet music and lyrics

Do you have a favourite?

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