The Life and Work of A Romantic ComposerBook - 2012
"Robert Schumann (1810-56) is one of the most important and representative composers of the Romantic era. Born in Zwickau, Germany, Schumann began piano instruction at age seven and immediately developed a passion for music. When a permanent injury to his hand prevented him from pursuing a career as a touring concert pianist, he turned his energies and talents to composing, writing hundreds of works for piano and voice, as well as four symphonies and two ballets. Here ... Martin Geck tells the fascinating story of this multifaceted genius, set in the context of the political and social revolutions of his time. ..."--Book jacket.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : The University of Chicago Press, c2012
Description: xiii, 304 p. : ill., music, ports. ; 24 cm
Branch Call Number: 780.92 Sch