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[shoo-mahn] /ˈʃu mɑn/
Clara (Clara Wieck) 1819–96, German pianist and composer (wife of Robert Schumann).
[rob-ert;; German roh-bert] /ˈrɒb ərt;; German ˈroʊ bɛrt/ (Show IPA),
1810–56, German composer. Unabridged
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  • Schumann admired the young Pole greatly and wrote much about him in his musical magazine.

  • Schumann, typical of despair, the voluptuousness of despair!

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • Far from objecting to this, Schumann sees in it something necessary to musical evolution.

    Musicians of To-Day Romain Rolland
  • He confessed to me that Schumann was no composer, a talented improviser only.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Go on singing Schumann or Schubert; there are no other songs.

  • "David, this is unseemly," exclaimed Schumann, with mock severity.

  • Of this work Schumann said that "a tenth Muse had been added to the nine of Beethoven."

    Music: An Art and a Language Walter Raymond Spalding
  • Then some one persuaded Brantome to play a piece of Schumann's.

    Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman
  • In only a few instances do they follow the latter-day methods of Schumann and Franz.

  • Schumann was sadly wanting in the real talent for conducting.

    Essentials in Conducting Karl Wilson Gehrkens
British Dictionary definitions for Schumann


Elisabeth. (eˈliːzabɛt). 1885–1952, German soprano, noted esp for her interpretations of lieder
Robert Alexander. (ˈroːbɛrt alɛˈksandər). 1810–56, German romantic composer, noted esp for his piano music, such as Carneval (1835) and Kreisleriana (1838), his songs, and four symphonies
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