Robert Schumann

…Germany…lived 1810 to 1856, ranked #8 by Goulding…used apparatus, “chiroplast”, to
strengthen fingers…instead permanently injured third finger of right hand…ending quest to
be great pianist…married his student, gifted pianist, Clara Wieck…after his death she spend
rest of her life promoting his music.

                   Works Featured on CD's

SchumannTraumerei in German… “reverie” or “dreaming in English…1838, number 7
in a series of 13 melodies, Scenes from Childhood.

SchumannMerry Peasant (“Happy Farmer”)…#10 of 43 miniatures from  Album for
the Young, Opus 68
…1848…written to teach children to play piano…first 6 were birthday
present for daughter, Marie, when turned 5.