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Robert Schumann

Composer Robert Schumann

Profession: Composer


Why Famous: Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik

Born: June 8, 1810
Birthplace: Zwickau, Kingdom of Saxony
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: July 29, 1856 (aged 46)

Married Life

  • 1840-09-12 German pianist and composer Robert Schumann (30) marries German pianist and composer Clara Wieck (20)

Historical Events

  • 1830-04-11 Robert Schumann hears the violinist Paganini play in Frankfurt
  • 1841-03-31 1st performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B
  • 1841-12-06 Robert Schumann's 4th Symphony in D premieres
  • 1843-12-04 Robert Schumann's "Das Paradies und die Peri" premieres in Leipzig
  • 1846-11-05 Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony in C premieres
  • 1851-02-06 Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony "Rhenisch" premieres in Dusseldorf
  • 1854-02-27 German composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine River

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