Tag Archives: Biography

History Lesson: Women & Music

Clara Schumann is regarded as one of the most famous and successful female composers of the Romantic Era. Who, however, were her contemporaries? Her predecessors? Her successors. Lets take a quick look at the history of women in classical music! … Continue reading

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Links & Listens: Schumann in Zwickau

http://www.schumannzwickau.de/en/ The Robert Schumann House, located in Zwickau, Germany, is an archive and museum dedicated to the life of Robert Schumann. Schumann was born in Zwickau in 1810, and lived at the house for several years of his life. This … Continue reading

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Links & Listens: The Schumann-Portal

The Schumann Portal The Schumann Portal is a German website created for the 150th anniversary of Schumann’s death in 2006 and his 200th birthday in 2010. Funded by various government agencies, the website and the organization behind it (The Schumann … Continue reading

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Links & Listens: Classic FM’s Guide to Brahms

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Biography: Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) is best remembered for his piano music and songs, but also made significant contributions to all musical genres of his time. Together he and his wife Clara were a true ‘power couple’ of the 19th Century music … Continue reading

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Library Spotlight: Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online Oxford Music Online hosts several amazing reference resources including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, the Encyclopedia of Popular Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music. This incredibly comprehensive reference database should be the first stop … Continue reading

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