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Schumann Piano Music
The piano was Schumann’s own instrument and his wife, Clara, was the finest young pianist of her generation, so it is not surprising that he published nothing but piano music for the first ten years of his composing life. In this volume Joan Chissell considers all Schumann’s piano music, examining the startling originality of his work which still today remains so fresh.
This volume is one of a series of music guides which are planned to give the layman an overall view of the subject, showing how particular works came to be written, their significance in the general history of the genre, and how the form was developed by the composer. There are detailed examinations of important works or movement, with musical examples.
Author / Composer: Joan Chissell