Robert Schumann

Born: 1810
Died: 1856

Schumann is a key figure in the Romantic movement; none investigated the Romantic’s obsession with feeling and passion quite so thoroughly as him. 

Explore Schumann's life and music...

Schumann's symphonies – building a fantasy world 

Philip Clark explores why Simon Rattle, Heinz Holliger, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Robin Ticciati are immersing themselves in Schumann's highly individual sound world... Read more 

A journey inside Schumann's concertos and trios with Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov and Jean-Guihen Queyras

Faust, Melnikov and Queyras are seeking to change perceptions of Schumann by recording the trios and concertos on period instruments, finds Harriet Smith... Read more

The complicated musical genius of Robert Schumann, by Steven Isserlis

Schumann remains one of the most misunderstood of all composers. Cellist and Schumann devotee Steven Isserlis peers behind the myths... Read more

Inside Schumann's Dichterliebe

James Jolly meets tenor James Gilchrist to discuss the 16 songs comprising ‘A Poet’s Love’... Read more

The best Schumann recordings of the last five years

Each of the recordings in this list was a Gramophone Editor's Choice – they are all ideal points of departure for an exploration of Schumann's sound world... Read more

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