Robert Schumann: A Portrait

Overview

Produced to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the death of German Romantic composer Robert Schumann, this biographical documentary begins during Schumann's 18th year (1828), and discusses the events that characterized his life from this point until his final year of 1856. The work places its strongest emphasis on evoking Schumann's personality, via a collage of contemporary depictions of him; it also interpolates performances of his work by such giants as Hermann Prey, Daniel Barenboim, Vladimir Ashkenazy and ...
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Overview

Produced to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the death of German Romantic composer Robert Schumann, this biographical documentary begins during Schumann's 18th year (1828), and discusses the events that characterized his life from this point until his final year of 1856. The work places its strongest emphasis on evoking Schumann's personality, via a collage of contemporary depictions of him; it also interpolates performances of his work by such giants as Hermann Prey, Daniel Barenboim, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Leonard Bernstein.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2011
  • UPC: 880242667281
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Source: Euroarts
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English, Deutsche
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,470

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Tregor Participant
Sophie von Kessel Participant
Joachim Höppner Participant
Technical Credits
Michael Fuehr Director, Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Robert Schumann: A Portrait
1. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': Symphony No. 4 in A Minor (Excerpt) [1:26]
2. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': '1828 - This Schumann, Therefore...' [3:49]
3. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': 1829 - Schumann Left Leipzig [4:55]
4. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': 1830 - Schumann Travelled to Frankfurt [4:56]
5. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': 1831 - Constantly Beset by Financial Worries... [1:06]
6. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': 1832 - He Finished off Papillons [2:53]
7. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': 1833 - Plans to Launch a 'Musical' Journal' [2:21]
8. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': 1834 - The First Number of the Neue Zeitschrift Für Musik [2:23]
9. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': 1835 - Sole Editor and Proprietor... [2:34]
10. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': 1836 - Friedrich Wieck.... [4:11]
11. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': 1837 - Lunch With Mendelssohn Every Day [2:35]
12. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': 1838 - Composition of Kinderszenen [6:21]
13. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': 1839 - 'I Am Delighted to Welcome You, New Year' [1:46]
14. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': 1840 - Known As the 'Year of Songs' [9:52]
15. Part One: 'In the Wonderful Month of May': Credits [:46]
16. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1841 - The So-Called 'Year of Symphonies' [3:44]
17. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1842 - The So-Called 'Chamber Music Year' [2:29]
18. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1943 - Work on the First Movement of the Piano Concerto in A Minor [3:14]
19. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1844 - Preparations for a Tour of Russia [5:26]
20. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1845 - In Dresden... [4:06]
21. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1846 - In the Leipzig Gewandhaus... [4:21]
22. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1847 - An Unsuccessful New Year's Concert... [3:17]
23. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1848 - Draft of the First Act of the Opera Genoveva [1:09]
24. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1849 - 'It Was My Most Dreadful Year' [2:45]
25. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1850 - In March Clara Gave Cocerts in Hamburg [3:58]
26. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1851 - During March Schumann Was Frequently Unwell [1:52]
27. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1852 - The Violin Sonata Op. 105 Was Composed in January [2:17]
28. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1853 - In the Course of 1853... [6:00]
29. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': 1854 - Frequent Sleepless Nights During the Winter [6:12]
30. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': Schumann's Final Letter to Clara [3:57]
31. Part Two: 'Whoever to Solitude Surrenders': Credits [3:14]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Robert Schumann: A Portrait
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   Chapters
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      Schumann: Argerich & Chailly
      Bernstein Conducts Schubert and Schumann
      András Schiff Plays Bach
      The Art of Chopin
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