Robert Schumann

The bittersweet life of German composer, Robert Schumann, is the type of story usually found only in the movies. Despite an attempted suicide, being confined to a mental institution, and an accidental self-mutilation to his hand that ruined his virtuosic skills as a pianist, Schumann still managed to become one of the greatest composers of the Romantic period. Please direct all questions about this troubled musician into this category.

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Where did Robert Schumann die?

He died in a 'lunatic' asylum in Endenich, near Bonn in Germany.

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What is Robert Schumann's birthday?

Robert Schumann was born on June 8, 1810.

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Who was Robert Schumann's father?

Lexicographer August Schumann.

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What are some of Robert schumann's interests?

As with most composers of that era and before, music was their life so they had little interest in anything that wasn't music. Schumman was a composer, but also was a critic and wrote for musical journals.

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How many wives has Robert Lamm had?

  • His first wife was the late actress Barbara Karen Perk, whom he married in the early 1970s (her credits, as Karen Lamm, include Thunderbolt and Lightfoot). After their divorce, she later married Beach Boy Dennis Wilson - twice. Lamm's second marriage was to Julie Nini, whom he wed in 1976. They had a daughter, Sacha, in 1977.
  • After his divorce from Nini, information about his relationships is hard to come by. In interviews, Lamm has hinted that his song "Sleeping in the Middle of the Bed Again" (released on his solo album "In My Head") was written in reaction to yet another divorce (possibly from actress Alex Donnelley).
  • He is currently married to Joy, who has assisted him with his recent musical projects, and resides in New York City.
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What were Robert Schumann's Siblings' names?

I think one was Emily?

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Who were Robert schumann's brothers and sisters?

I am not sure about all of them, but I do know that Robert Schumann had a sister who commited suicde because of her mental disorder. He either had 4 or 5 siblings, I cant remember. I hope this helped you! The sister who drowned herself actually drowned herself in the same month that their father died. Her name was Emilie.

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Who were Robert schumann's parents?

His parents were August and Johanna Schumann.

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What was Clara Schumann's religion?

Protestant

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What Kind of Music did Robert Schumann create?

He created 4 symphonies, an opera orchestral, choral and chamber work. He had to give up his career because he broke his leg

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When and who did Robert Schumann marry?

Robert Schumann married Clara Wieck .

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What are some of Robert Schumann's famous works?

7 selections from davidsbundlertanze, op. 6

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What is allegro giocoso?

Lively and humorous.

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When did Robert Schumann start music?

before he was 7

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Who was Robert Schumann's Teacher?

When he [Robert Schumann] was 7 years old, his piano teacher was Johann Gottfried Kunsch. During when he was in his 20s and until around his 30s, his teacher was Friedrich Wieck, his (soon to be wife,) Clara Wieck.

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Where did Robert Schumann live throughtout his life?

IN Zwiakua, Germany

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How did Clara Schumann meet Robert Schumann?

She was the daughter of Robert Schumann's piano teacher. She was much younger and her father did not approve because he wanted her to focus on playing the piano, due to the fact she was a prodigy.

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What movie was Robert Schumann's Symphony No 3 Rhenish used in?

The triumphant main theme from the movie 'Willow' sounds similar to the opening of Schumann's 'Rhenish' Symphony. The movie's score was composed by James Horner.

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What was Robert Schumann's most famous piece of music?

Kinderszenen

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How many piano pieces did Robert Schumann write?

150

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What is Robert Schumann's most famous song and why?

Widmung

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What happened to Tyrs hand?

It was bitten off by the wolf Fenrir.

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How many sisters and brothers did Robert Schumann have?

Robert Schumann was the fifth and last child of his parents.

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What instrument did Robert Schumann play?

Due to an injury to his hand, he didn't play any instrument. He was planning on becoming a concert pianist, but the injury, of unknown reasons, prevented that. He then devoted his life to composing music.

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What instraments did Robert schumann compose for?

Piano, vocals, and orchestra.

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