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The Life of Schumann (Musical Lives)

Musgrave, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0521802482 / ISBN 13: 9780521802482
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2011. 1st. Hardcover. Musgrave presents Schumann as a practical musician vitally influencing an emerging musical world through many creative facets. Series: Musical Lives. Num Pages: 236 pages, 16 b/w illus. BIC Classification: AV. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 223 x 147 x 17. Weight in Grams: 450. Series: Musical Lives. 234 pages, 16 b/w illus. Musgrave presents Schumann as a practical musician vitally influencing an emerging musical world through many creative facets. Cateogry: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). BIC Classification: AV. Dimension: 223 x 147 x 17. Weight: 450. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780521802482

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Robert Schumann had a difficult start as a composer. Denied any significant musical upbringing, he took a long time through indirect routes to establish himself as a major composer. Persistent illness also dogged his work. His final catastrophic mental collapse has combined with the autobiographical and secretive aspects of his music to cast for posterity a veil of ominous mystery over his entire life. Yet this is only one view. Schumann battled his personal demons and was acutely self-aware and organized. He transformed himself from a brilliant youthful fantasist in small forms into a composer of extended works in every genre. This book provides a new focus on Schumann as a practical working musician interacting with the professional world to develop his creative gifts to the full, and examines the central role of Clara Wieck Schumann in helping to bring this about.

Book Description: Michael Musgrave presents a new focus on Schumann as a practical working musician, building a career and interacting with the professional world. The study emphasizes the value of Schumann's often neglected later works and sees his total achievement as central to emerging musical culture.

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Title: The Life of Schumann (Musical Lives)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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