Schumann: the faces and the masks [First Vintage Books edition] 9780451494474, 9780451494467, 0451494474, 9781101974254, 1101974257

A groundbreaking account of Robert Schumann, a major composer and key figure of Romanticism, whose life and works have b

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English Pages xiv, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations; 21 cm Year 2018;2019

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Schumann: the faces and the masks [First Vintage Books edition]
 9780451494474, 9780451494467, 0451494474, 9781101974254, 1101974257

Table of contents :
Childhood and youth: 1810-1930 --
Leipzig book of life: Leipzig, 1831-1832 --
Reversals, renewals: Leipzig, 1833-1834 --
An even more important year: Leipzig, 1835 --
Wieck on the warpath: Leipzig, 1836 --
Love confirmed: Leipzig, May 1837-September 1837 --
New worlds: Leipzig, October 1837-October 1838 --
Toward the future: October 1838-May 1839 --
Final court battle: Leipzig, June 1839-August 1840 --
"With her forever": Leipzig, September 1840-1842 --
In conflict, in harmony: Leipzig, 1842-1844 --
Collapse and recovery: Dresden, December 1844-1847 --
Returning health, high ambitions: Dresden, 1848-August 1850 --
Music director in the Rhineland: Düsseldorf, September 1850-September 1853 --
Final crisis: Düsseldorf, October 1853-February 1854 --
The mind stripped bare: Endenich, 4 March 1854-29 July 1856 --
Afterword: Medical diagnosis of Schumann's illness.

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