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    Robert Schumann

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    Robert Alexander Schumann was born in the small riverside town of Zwickau, Saxony, in 1810.The youngest of five children, Robert Schumann was brought up in comfortable, middle-class respectability. As a child, he apparently exhibited no remarkable abilities. At the age of six, Robert was sent to the local preparatory school, run by Archdeacon Dohner. He had in fact already begun his education, with the young tutor who gave lessons in exchange for board and lodging at the Schumann home. At the age

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    nineteenth century saw the creation and evolution of new music genres such as the piano miniature, short expressive piano pieces. During this time raw emotion and expressionism prevailed as the focus of music during this described “Romantic” movement. Robert Schumann’s “Grillen”, from Fantasiestucke, Opus 12 was written in July 1837 contains several virtues of music during his time period. Schumann’s uses various qualities in his music such as form, pitch, rhythm and meter, and texture so express different

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    Robert Schumann (June 8, 1810 - July 29, 1856) was a famous German composer and music critic of the Romantic Era. He was known for many of his piano, vocal, choral and orchestral works, but had only composed mainly for piano up until 1840 when he married his wife Clara Wieck. Out of Robert Schumann’s short, well-lived life, he only wrote four symphonies in his lifetime. These Symphonies were: (1841) Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 38 ( “Spring Symphony”), (1847) Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op

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    Romantic Period

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    rise of Darwinism, brought people to think that what was good and beautiful is what they perceive as good and beautiful. Melody and rhythm began to be ignored, sensuality and beastliness became the focus of expression and has ever since. Berlioz, Schumann and Brahms are the last of greatest composers and even within their music the declination of a Godly worldview and a supernatural creator is evident. Music has and probably will never reach its peak again, therefore we need to cherish and preserve

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    (Platt and Smith 4). However, being the headstrong romantic that he is, he manipulated the limiting factor into an area of expanse, in which he... ... middle of paper ... ... Joseph Joachim (Brahms’ good friend and virtuoso violinist) and Clara Schumann represented the conservatives, while the progressives were lead by Franz Liszt (in which Brahms been acquainted with earlier) and Richard Wagner (Burnett 111). While the main disagreement between the two parties were that the radical progressives

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    A Look into Clara Schumann’s Liebst du um Schönheit A peer to such keyboard greats - such as Rubenstein, Thalberg, and Liszt - Clara Schumann (1819-1896) was a brilliant pianist and composer. Carrying a career which extended over sixty years, Schumann contributed a great deal of repertoire to the world of Lieder. Much like her performing technique, her compositions were famous for carrying a beautiful tone and poetic temperament. In analyzing Clara Schumann’s Liebst du um Schönheit, one can

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    LACMA Concert

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    easy as learning subjects like Math or History. I will begin my description of the music that I heard at the LACMA concert with the work that I liked best. This was the new discovery from Kinderszenen’s Ahnung, the composer of this piece was Robert Schumann, U.S. Premiere performed by the pianist Luiza Borac. This piece was first beginning with the repeating chords accompanied with the soft moderato me... ... middle of paper ... ...xcited to have this experience. Part of the drama of the concert

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    Response To Mondnacht

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    Robert Schumann, Liederkreis, Op. 39, “Mondacht” Response “Mondnacht” Schumann’s song for voice and piano features a soaring and delicate melody over a pulsing piano accompaniment. The piece is quiet and unhurried, while the poem praises the ethereal beauty of the night sky, and the gentle loveliness of the natural world on the earth below. Mondnacht is a poem and art song about dichotomies coming together. The poem contrasts the earth and the heaven, movement, and stillness; Schumann’s accompaniment

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    Hofstra University Choir and String Orchestra

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    The Hofstra University Choir and String Orchestra put on a fabulous holiday concert in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse on December 10th, 2013. The concert featured works by Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, and Anton Arensky, just to name a few. The holiday spirit was exuded through the concert hall and audience members left in awe of the talent that Hofstra University fosters. One of the composers included in the concert was Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Felix was born in the German city of

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    Johannes Brahms

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    transposed the piece from A to B flat, but played the entire part by memory. Attending the performance was the great violinist Joseph Joachim and upon seeing the grace and proficiency that Brahms played at, invited him before the extraordinary Robert Schumann himself. Brahms of course accepted the invitation. Aft... ... middle of paper ... ... The last of which is rightfully entitled, “O World I Must Depart from Thee.” Brahms eventually died of cancer in 1897 and was buried near the graves of

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