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Pianist Joyce Yang finds a little bit of Robert Schumann's volatile personality inside herself.

Listen Joyce Yang: Inside The Psyche Of Schumann APM

June 8, 2010 – The young pianist explores the warring sides of Schumann's mind with this studio performance. APM

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Robert Schumann

Listen Schumann's Piano Quintet In E-flat, In Concert WGBH

June 8, 2010 – André Laplante and string quartet Quatuor Claudel-Canimex celebrate the composer's bicentennial. WGBH

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Kinderszenen

Listen Murray Perahia Discovers Schumann's Inner Child

June 8, 2010 – Hear the pianist discuss the imaginative depiction of childhood in Schumann’s Kinderszenen.

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Robert Schumann's music evokes the image of a child's dreams.

Listen Robert Schumann's Childhood Dreams

June 8, 2010 – The composer's intimate "Träumerei" stakes everything on one moment of epiphany, beautifully set up.

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Robert and Clara Schumann

Listen Robert Schumann: A Romantic Hero

June 8, 2010 – Commentator Miles Hoffman takes the measure of the composer's music 200 years after his birth.

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Read The Life And Music Of Robert Schumann

June 7, 2010 – Learn about the passionately creative but troubled life of Schumann and hear some of his best music.

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American pianist Earl Wild performs at his 90th birthday recital at Carnegie Hall.

Listen Remembering Pianist Earl Wild

January 27, 2010 – The acclaimed American pianist and composer died Saturday after an eight-decade career. He was 94.

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Listen WGBH

July 30, 2009 – The young Israeli pianist digs deep into the tangled mind and music of Robert Schumann at WGBH. WGBH

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Read Cliburn Competition Awards Two Gold Medals

June 7, 2009 – Hear the Gold Medalists at the Cliburn Competition, held every four years in Fort Worth, Texas.

Listen Robert Schumann: Music Amid The Madness

June 21, 2008 – Conductor Marin Alsop muses on her fascination with music by the mentally unstable Robert Schumann.

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Listen Robert Schumann Reconsidered at Carnegie Hall WNYC

June 17, 2008 – The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays two revamped works by Schumann in concert. WNYC

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Listen Piano Pathways: Daniel Pollack, 50 Years Later

January 12, 2008 – The pianist talks about playing at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and his subsequent career.

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Listen Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Concert

February 9, 2007 – The French pianist presents his nuanced and atmospheric interpretations of Ravel and Schumann.

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

January 15, 2007 – Cynthia Phelps says violas play a "subtle but exciting" role in the texture and feel of the music.

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Listen Lang Lang in Studio 4-A

June 1, 2006 – From Schumann's piano suite called "Scenes from Childhood," Lang Lang plays "Dreaming."

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