On Music and Musicians

On Music and Musicians

by Robert Schumann, Konrad Wolff, Paul Rosenfeld
     
 

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Edited by Konraad Wolff
Translated by Paul Rosenfeld
With twenty black-and-white illustrations

Schumann’s literary gifts and interests almost equaled his musical ones.  From boyhood on he was drawn to literary expression, and his writings on music belong to the best among the romantic literature of the 19th century.  The same fire,…  See more details below

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Edited by Konraad Wolff
Translated by Paul Rosenfeld
With twenty black-and-white illustrations

Schumann’s literary gifts and interests almost equaled his musical ones.  From boyhood on he was drawn to literary expression, and his writings on music belong to the best among the romantic literature of the 19th century.  The same fire, poetry, directness of expression, the same inventiveness we love in his compositions, also animated his prose.

This edition for the first time groups his articles and observations according to subject matter and individual composers.  It is complete as far as Schumann’s writings on the great composers are concerned.  All his reviews of the works by the masters, from Beethoven to Brahms, are included, some of them translated for the first time into English.


From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307829757
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/03/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Schumann, in full Robert Alexander Schumann   (born June 8, 1810, Zwickau, Saxony [now in Germany]—died July 29, 1856, Endenich, near Bonn, Prussia [Germany]), German Romantic composer renowned particularly for his piano music, songs (lieder), and orchestral music. Many of his best-known piano pieces were written for his wife, the pianist Clara Schumann.

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