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Robert Schumann was undoubtedly one of the greatest German composers of the Romantic era. A hand injury, sustained in a misguided attempt to strengthen the fingers on his right hand by the use of a mechanical device, ended his career as a concert pianist. After this time, Schumann focused on composition instead.
Fact file
Year of birth1810
Year of death1856
NationalityGermany
PeriodRomantic

Schumann Birthday Playlist

Sunday 8th June is Schumann’s birthday, so here's a selected playlist to enjoy.
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Hong KongOpening Night Concert

Moszkowski, Mozart, Schumann
Cho-Liang Lin; Kristin Lee; Cecile Licad; Borromeo String Quartet

SevilleStravinsky, Schumann, Beethoven

Stravinsky, Schumann, Beethoven
Ian Parkes; Junichi Hirokami; Joaquín Morillo; Javier Rizo; Ángel Lasheras; Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla

LondonBach, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt

Bach, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt
Francesca Fargion, Piano

LondonDaniil Trifonov in Recital

Schumann, Shostakovich, Stravinsky
Daniil Trifonov, Piano

TokyoYukio Yokoyama Piano Recital

Mozart, Schumann, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt
Yukio Yokoyama, Piano
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Mitsuko Uchida creates pearls in Southampton

Mitsuko Uchida’s love of Mozart and Schumann was given vivid expression in the first of a series of recitals in Britain and Germany – but it was Mozart that won the evening here. 
****1
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Anna Tsybuleva makes her Wigmore debut

Russian pianist Anna Tsybuleva, winner of the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition, made her Wigmore Hall debut in a programme of fantasy-like works spanning 300 years of music history.
***11
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A Liederabend in Stockholm

An evening of songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Quilter, and several Scandinavian composers.

Joyful and pert Schumann from Renaud Capuçon

Highly effectively performances from Pablo Heras-Casado and LSO in Ravel, Schumann and Dvořák. 
****1
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“Glorious Romantics” from the HK Phil

Dignified and intellectual Wagner, Schumann and Mendelssohn with the Hong Kong Phil.
***11
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