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Schumann, Robert
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(Jun 8, 1810, Zwickau – Jul 29, 1856, Endenich), prolific German composer and musical journalist, a major figure in musical Romanticism, with major contributions to piano, lieder, chamber music, as well as to symphonic and dramatic choral works. He was called by some a “herald of a new poetic age,” combining musical and literary sensibility in new ways in his compositional style. Schumann’s ability as an essayist and critic achieved some notoriety in his writing as a music critic between 1831 and 1844, wel…

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Saliers, Don E., “Schumann, Robert”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025371>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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