Robert Schumann Essays

  • 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

  • Robert Schumann, ?Grillen? from Fantasiestucke, Opus 12

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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

  • 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

  • 1841, The Symphony Year: A score, recording, and historical analysis of Robert Schumann's Symphony year.

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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

  • Analysis Of Clara Schumann

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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

  • Johannes Brahms' Cultivation of Musical Architecture

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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

  • 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

  • Romantic Period Classical Music

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    “To say the word romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.” Charles Baudelaire. The Romantic era in classical music symbolized an epochal time that circumnavigated the whole of Western culture. Feelings of deep emotion were beginning to be expressed in ways that would have seemed once inappropriate. Individualism began to grip you people by its reins and celebrate their unique personalities

  • The Romantic Movement

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    THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT I. INTRODUCTION In an attempt to analyze music in the Romantic Movement we will look at the following areas: the effects of the Industrial Revolution in music and instruments, the rise on the middle class and its effect on music, interest in nationalism and exoticism, the romantic style and expression in music and the role of men and women in music of the nineteen century society. II. ROMANTIC MOVEMENT The dawning of the nineteen century brought with it a change

  • Music Composers: Franz Peter Schubert

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    director at his old school, Stadtkonvikt, but did not receive the job. Franz Peter Schubert’s well deserved recognition was not realized until after his death. He was admired by later composers, including Robert Schumann. Schumann wrote that he “cried all night” after the death of Schubert. Schumann loved Schubert’s piano music and as a result composed only piano music until he married. Schubert is recognized as one of the great composers of his time. His life left a major impact on the music of his

  • Music 101

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    Minor, Op. 15 it was Allegro Molto Moderato, the next was III. Adagio and both of these pieces were written by Gabriel Faure. The next was a Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op.47, called Sostenuto assai- Allegro ma non troppo this was written by Robert Schumann. Lastly there is the Piano Quartet in G-minor, K.493, I. Allegro, III. Allegretto and these two pieces were by W. A. Mozart. This was not the exact order and they did change a few thing like the way things would be played and they change the Quartet

  • Paganini

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    Paganini “This man with the long black hair and the pale countenance, opens to us with his violin a world which we had never imagined, except perhaps in dreams. There is in his appearance something so supernatural that one looks for a glimpse of a cloven hoof or an angel’s wing” Paganini remains one of the most famous virtuosos in the history of music. His concerts were not only astonishing, but controversial. People could not believe what Paganini was able to do; consequently, they explained

  • Johannes Brahms Parody

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    Two Rhapsodies, Op.79 – Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms, (1833-1897) was a leading German composer and pianist of the Romantic period, who composed in almost every genre except the opera. Brahms, as a composer, was also well-known in his expertise on manipulating rhythm and movement. Brahms’ works features a great variety of emotion from amusement to sorrow. The unique texture of every Brahms’ works which he modelled from what he learned in the polyphonic school in the 16th century also differed

  • Franz Schubert: A Biography and Musical Analysis

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    Franz Peter Schubert, born January 31, 1797, is accredited as one of the most gifted musicians of the 19th century (“SCHUBERT”), and is considered to be the last composer of the classical era and one of the first romantic composers (The Biography). His relentlessly impoverished life was short in comparison to many people of the era – his death was on November 19, 1828 (two months shy of his 32nd birthday) – and his music was generally unrecognized and unappreciated during his time, but his exemplification

  • Biography of Johannes Brahms

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    most distinguished citizens of Vienna. (Weinstock 457). Brahms venerated Beethoven, possible more than other Romantic composers did. His works contain wh... ... middle of paper ... ... Bible. In 1896, he attended the funeral of his friend Clara Schumann who he had known since 1853. On his return, he was seriously ill and died a year later. Generations later, his music and name may still provoke argument in musical circles. However, there can be utterly no doubt that he is included in the first

  • Why Is Chopin Considered The Inventor Of Nocturne?

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    Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (1810-1849) was born in Warsaw, Poland during the era of Romantic music. Although John Field was already an established composer during that time and is widely considered the inventor of the nocturne, Chopin was the one who popularised the genre, his most famous nocturne being his nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9 No.2, composed between 1830 and 1832, the same time as his nocturne in B-flat major. This nocturne starts off unusually with an unaccompanied melody. The starting

  • Pianist Franz Liszt

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    Franz Liszt is said to be the most astounding piano virtuosos that existed during the Romantic era. This essay will discuss his achievements as a pianist as well as a composer. This essay will examine his life and will examine what influenced him at an early age. It will also look at his accomplishments as a pianist as well as a composer and examine how he became as well known as he is today. It will use his background to show what exactly influenced him to become a successful pianist and composer

  • Du Bist Die Ruh

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    Franz Schubert is one of the best known and most prolific composers of the nineteenth-century German Lied. His reputation is based not only on his extensive output of songs, but also on the uniquely beautiful style characteristics he infused into each one. His lyrical melodies, descriptive accompaniments, and ability to capture the mood of a poem make his songs rich material for analysis, but also very accessible to the performer. Du bist die Ruh, which Schubert composed in 1826, exemplifies these

  • Johannes Brahms Vergebliches Ständchen

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    One of the most famous German composers of the romantic erra was Johannes Brahms. Brahms mastered in composing both concert and recital literature. Though he was a very self-critical composer, and he took longer to complete some his most ambitious pieces, he created beautiful literature for a variety of instruments. For voice, Brahms is believed to have composed over 100 German lieder songs. Some standard lieder songs that are often performed by vocalist today are “Vergebliches Ständchen” “Wie Melodien

  • Sahst Du Nach Dem Gewitterregen Essay

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    Mackenzie Newton 4/28/17 MUT 4571 Sahst du nach dem Gewitterregen Alban Berg’s Sahst du nach dem Gewitterregen (“Did you see, after the summer rain”), is the second piece from Funf-Orchester der Lieder (Five orchestral songs). Five Orchestral Songs Op.4 also known as Altenberg Lieder, was written for medium voice and orchestra. It strays away from traditional lieder, which caused a riot at its first performance because of it being so contrastive. It is Bergs first orchestral work. Berg studied