Love is a bird with colorful wings, caged in the heart of lovers. It moves in the heart with tantalizing speed to make the lover a bard. That was the position of Schumann. He wrote circa 150 songs. Some of his immortal love songs are Frauenliebe und –leben (‘A Woman’s Love and life’) and Dichterliebe(A Poet’s Love’) etc. The pangs of love found expression in these poems. Piano proved to be a great musical instrument for him and he brought his heart out through its notes and vibrations. The music created the telling effect and mesmerized the audience. His various experiments in music continued, he hopped from one area of the musical experiment to another, many times emerged successfully and finally, his deep depression took the toll of his musical talents in the year 1852. In 1852-53, his health and more particularly his spirits were on the wane. In 1854 his psychological weakness resulted in the attack of hallucinations and he attempted suicide. He thought he would turn mad and that fear continuously confronted him. The effects of syphilis took its toll and he died in 1856 in a mental asylum, and at the end, Clara and the young Brahmas took care of him. Talent Of Schumann And History of His Success.
Anderson, Keith: SCHUMANN, R.: Lied Edition, Vol. 2 - Liederkreis, Op. 24 ...From the outset Schumann created song cycles:
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Heine: Biographical essay on the German poet and satirist.
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Miller, Richard: Book: Singing Schumann: An Interpretive Guide for Performers.
Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (December 2, 1999)
Robert Schumann -Classical Music Pages biographical essay from The Grove Concise Dictionary of Music with detailed information on the symphonies.
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Schumann, Robert: Book: Dichterliebe: An Authoritative Score (Critical Scores)
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (June 1971)
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