An insight into Schumann’s mind

Peter Härtling: Schumanns Schatten. ISBN 978-3-423-12581-9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another wonderful composer’s biography. Härtling portrayed Fanny Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert and now Robert Schumann with much empathy and a solid knowledge of the facts. I read it with great pleasure.

Robert Schumann: Schriften über Musik und Musiker. ISBN 978-3-15-018716-6 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Schumann was not only a fantastic composer, but also en excellent writer. As a composer and critic he used different aliases to comment contemporary developments in music. A fascinating insight in his mind and the early 19th century. A selection of his essays translated into English has been published by Henry Pleasants (ed.) under the title: Robert Schumann: Selection from the Writings.

Posts about Schumann on my music blog:

Schumann leads the vanguard to the light

Satire and passion for the benefit of mankind