Robert Schumann was a famous German songwriter. His songs are considered among the most beautiful in romantic history. Although he had a dream of being a pianist, he never realized it after suffering a hand injury. However, Robert Schumann dedicated his hopes and efforts to write songs.
Robert Schumann was born in Zwickau, in the Kingdom of Saxony, on June 8, 1810. He was the last born of Johanna Christiane and August Schumann. He began his musical composition at an early age. Later he took music lessons and piano guidelines when he was seven.
At fourteen, while still studying in Zwickau, he wrote an essay that became an integral part of the writing of his father’s ” Portraits of Famous Me” . Robert Schumann became a keen supporter of German poets like Schiller and Goethe and Jean-Paul, among others. His interest in music was strengthened when he met Ignaz Moscheles.
However, Robert’s interest in music suffered a significant setback when his father died in 1826. His mother, Christiane, was against his son’s music as a career. So Robert left school and later joined the law school in Leipzig.
Robert returned to Leipzig in 1830 to take piano lessons under the instructions of Friedrich Wiech. During his time with Wiech he injured his finger. Since he could no longer play the piano, he devoted himself to music and writing novels. He began studying music under the guidance of Heinrich Dorn, who was a German songwriter and conductor of the Leipzig Opera. Robert continued with his works with the inclusion of his literary in his songs. He also wrote an essay on 1831 and 1832, interpreting his Symphony in G minor for the first time .
Robert Schumann’s career blossomed after his first performance. He continued writing songs and performing them and further merging his works with readings and essays. He also did piano works like carnival , which was one of his best works. He also wrote Kinderszenen , Kreisleriana and Fantasie in C among others from 1834 onwards.
Robert Schumann became one of the most recognized music composers of his time. Most of his works are considered one of the best talents by songwriters. His ability to merge literary with the song was unique. One of his best pieces, Kinderszenen, which shows the innocence of children has acquired a wide range of uses.
Robert Schumann faced some challenges in his career. First, his injured finger completely changed his interest in being a pianist to become a composer. Furthermore, his deterioration of health during the last 1840s was a real disaster for his work. His nervous system suffered in such a way as to tremble profusely, which made his career as a composer derail considerably.
Death and inheritance
Schumann died in July 29, 1856. Before his death, he had suffered a series of suicide attempts. Schumann has been influential in his music since the 19th century. Many musicians like Sir Edward Elgar consider Schumann their reference model. His wife, Clara, along with Brahms continued with his work. In the 1950s, East Germany produced stamps containing the portrait of Schumann.