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Robert Schumann

Composer (8-Jun-1810 — 29-Jul-1856)


Herbert Bedford. Robert Schumann: His Life and Work. K. Paul, Trench, Trubner. 1925. 270pp.

Marcel Brion. Schumann & the Romantic Age. Macmillan. 1956. 371pp. Translation of Schumann et l'âme romantique.

Thomas Alan Brown. The Aesthetics of Robert Schumann. Citadel Press. 1975. 216pp.

John Daverio. Robert Schumann: Herald of a "New Poetic Age". Oxford University Press. 1997. 607pp.

John Daverio. Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms. Oxford University Press. 2002. 310pp.

David Ferris. Schumann's Eichendorff Liederkreis and the Genre of the Romantic Cycle. Oxford University Press. 2000. 270pp.

Jon W. Finson. Robert Schumann: The Book of Songs. Harvard University Press. 2007. 318pp.

Jon W. Finson. Robert Schumann and the Study of Orchestral Composition: The Genesis of the First Symphony, Op. 38. Clarendon Press. 1989. 152pp.

Jon W. Finson; R. Larry Todd (editors). Mendelssohn and Schumann: Essays on Their Music and Its Context. Duke University Press. 1984. 189pp.

J. A. Fuller-Maitland. Robert Schumann, 1810-1856. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.. 1913. 150pp.

Eric Frederick Jensen. Schumann. New York: Oxford University Press. 2001. 380pp.

Harald Krebs. Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann. Oxford University Press. 1999. 290pp.

Elizabeth Kyle. Duet: The Story of Clara and Robert Schumann. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1968. 211pp.

Barbara Meier. Robert Schumann. Haus. 2005. 185pp.

Frederick Niecks. Robert Schumann. J. M. Dent & Sons. 1925. 336pp.

Peter Ostwald. Schumann: The Inner Voices of a Musical Genius. University Press of New England. 1987. 392pp.

Beate Perrey (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Schumann. Cambridge University Press. 2007. 302pp.

Beate Julia Perrey. Schumann's Dichterliebe and Early Romantic Poetics: Fragmentation of Desire. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 242pp.

August Reissmann. Robert Schumann: Sein Leben und Seine Werke. Berlin: I. Guttentag. 1871. 240pp. Language: German.

Eric Sams. The Songs of Robert Schumann. Indiana University Press. 1993. 295pp.

Robert Haven Schauffler. Florestan: The Life and Work of Robert Schumann. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1945. 574pp.

Günther Spies. Robert Schumann. P. Reclam. 1997. 382pp.

Karl Storck (editor). Translated by Hannah Bryant. The Letters of Robert Schumann. New York: Arno Press. 1979. 299pp.

Ronald Taylor. Robert Schumann: His Life and Work. St. Martin's Press. 1982. 354pp.

Von Wasielewski. Translated by A. L. Alger. Life of Robert Schumann. Boston: Oliver Ditson Company. 1871. 275pp.

Alan Walker. Robert Schumann: The Man and His Music. Barrie and Jenkins. 1972. 489pp.

Opal Wheeler. Robert Schumann. Faber and Faber. 1949. 167pp.

Hilda White. Song Without End: The Love Story of Clara and Robert Schumann. E. P. Dutton. 1959. 300pp.

Karl Heinrich Wörner. Robert Schumann. Atlantis. 1949. 371pp. Language: German.

John Worthen. Robert Schumann: Life and Death of a Musician. Yale University Press. 2007. 496pp.

Percy Marshall Young. Tragic Muse: The Life and Works of Robert Schumann. Hutchinson. 1957. 256pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1312)

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.597)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.921)

  10. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.787-88)

  11. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.221-24)

  12. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.910-14)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.444)

  14. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.612)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.91)

  16. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (pp.408-10)

  17. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.405)

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