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Schumann: The Inner Voices of a Musical Genius
     

Schumann: The Inner Voices of a Musical Genius

by Peter Ostwald
 

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After obtaining access to long sought-after archival material about the final years of Robert Schumann, Lise Deschamps Ostwald, the author’s widow, is finally able to detail the composer’s last years at the mental institution in Endenich, fulfilling her husband’s original intent.

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After obtaining access to long sought-after archival material about the final years of Robert Schumann, Lise Deschamps Ostwald, the author’s widow, is finally able to detail the composer’s last years at the mental institution in Endenich, fulfilling her husband’s original intent.

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“Schumann is a remarkable piece of work.Soberly and objectively, it unearths information that no previous Schumann researcher—in English at least—has come near duplicating.”—Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

“Peter Ostwald, a San Francisco psychiatrist who is also a trained musician, has dug deeply . . . and applied his professional knowledge to the fashioning of a fascinating, perceptive psychobiography of the nineteenth-century Romantic master.” —Arthur Hepner, Boston Globe

“Ostwald . . . offers new insights into one about whom the musical world has never ceased wondering.”—Robert Commanday, San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555530143
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
03/02/1987
Series:
Musical Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

PETER OSTWALD, M.D. (1928–1996), was a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, a musician, and an author of numerous books. His widow, LISE DESCHAMPS OSTWALD, is a concert pianist and was his long-time assistant.

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