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Cast a Spell with Schumann’s Album for the Young

Tips on how to play and interpret the contemplative No. 30 from Schumann’s Album for the Young, and create variety to avoid monotony in the repeating motif. »

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How to Memorize Piano Music, With Help from Music Theory

An adult piano student resolves to memorize Schumann’s “From Foreign Lands and People,” and uses music theory and her tactile sense to accomplish the feat. »

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Schumann’s Album for the Young No. 30 Played by Nancy M. Williams

Amateur pianist Nancy M. Williams plays Schumann's Album for the Young 30, one of the lesser-known, difficult pieces at the back of the book, in this video. »

The Great Recordings of Scenes from Childhood

The Great Recordings of Scenes from Childhood

Relearning the Träumerei from Schumann's Scenes from Childhood, an adult piano student studies recordings of concert pianists to deepen her interpretation. »

One of the Best Biographies with Classical Piano Music

One of the Best Biographies with Classical Piano Music

n February of 1854, on a cold and rainy morning, the composer Robert Schumann slipped from his Dusseldorf apartment wearing a dressing gown. Plagued by incessant music and goading voices inside his he... »

Composer Notes: The Schumanns’ Dual-Career Marriage

Composer Notes: The Schumanns’ Dual-Career Marriage

Popular media, such as the movie Spring Symphony, emphasize that once Clara Wieck married Robert Schumann, her career as a concert pianist fell by the wayside. Clara’s new roles as wife and mother—the... »