Robert Schumann was born 200 years ago. His muse and inspiration was one of the 19th century's great pianists -- his wife, Clara. Getty Images / Hulton Archive hide caption

toggle caption Getty Images / Hulton Archive

Music Articles

Robert Schumann: A Romantic Hero

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth, Morning Edition commentator Miles Hoffman takes the measure of Schumann, the man and his music.

Listen Loading… 7:19
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/127530367/127553132" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from