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Hear What Makes Schumann's 'Traumerei' So Great

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Robert Schumann wrote his Violin Concerto in 1853. Josef Kriehuber/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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A Violin Concerto Back From Beyond The Grave

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The opening of Robert Schumann's Piano Quintet grabs you by the lapels and says, "Pay attention!" Schumann was born 200 years ago. Getty Images / Hulton Archive hide caption

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Schumann: Piano Quintet, Op. 44

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Pianist Jonathan Biss and members of the Elias String Quartet brought their Schumann: Under the Influence program to Carnegie Hall. Melanie Burford/for NPR hide caption

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Carnegie Hall Live: Jonathan Biss And The Elias String Quartet

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Composer Robert Schumann has his share of critics. Pianist Jonathan Biss is out to prove them wrong. Michael Nicholson/Corbis hide caption

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Jonathan Biss Plays Schumann

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Hear Earl Wild, At Age 90, Discuss His Career With Fred Child

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Hear Yaron Kohlberg Play Schumann at WGBH

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Hear Marin Alsop discuss Schumann with NPR's Scott Simon

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Overture, Scherzo, Finale; Piano Concerto

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Piano Pathways: Daniel Pollack, 50 Years Later

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Guiding the N.Y. Philharmonic's 'Inner Voice'

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Communication was not a strong suit for Robert and Clara Schumann. But music surely was. Lebrecht Music/Corbis hide caption

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Jonathan Biss Plays Schumann

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Robert Schumann may have been the first to infuse a yearning for music of the past in his own compositions. Joseph Kriehuber/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Hear Jonathan Biss Play Schumann In The Studio

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Toccata for piano in C major, Op. 7

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Mondnacht

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