German Classical Music

Artists of Classical Music
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Gustav Mahler
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Arnold Schönberg
  • Robert Schumann
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • Richard Wagner

Robert Schumann, 1810 - 1856

Robert Schumann was a German Romantic composer who worked with many forms of music of this period, ranging from piano pieces and music for orchestras to songs. From his very early years, Schumann described the piano as his diary, where he could put all his thoughts and feeling into.

Later, at the same time as he was setting the foundations of what would be the topic of music journal critics in the newspaper Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, he seems to have continued that relationship with the piano throughout all the forms he composed in.

Many of his songs, song collections and piano works are series of musical characterizations that are often filled with humor, as is clearly evident in the Kinderszenen ("Scenes of Childhood") and in the Waldszenen ("Scenes of the Woods"). In his dramatic works, meaning is always personal and elusive, almost always hidden, although passionate and beautiful.

Although his symphonies were scorned for a long time, in the last few years they have started to be appreciated for the inventive qualities of their melodies and forms.