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Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Schumann Of The Apes

October 12, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.

Robert Schumann may have been the first to infuse a yearning for music of the past in his own compositions.

Listen Schumann's Culture Of Musical Nostalgia

October 11, 2012 – The pianist asserts Robert Schumann was the first to imbue a longing for the past in his own music.


Communication was not a strong suit for Robert and Clara Schumann. But music surely was.

Listen Jonathan Biss: Meet The Schumanns (And Their Cryptic Communications)

October 10, 2012 – The pianist performs Robert Schumann's music and decodes musical love notes to his wife Clara.


Composer Robert Schumann has his share of critics. Pianist Jonathan Biss is out to prove them wrong.

Listen Jonathan Biss: Shooting Down The Schumann Detractors APM

October 9, 2012 – The acclaimed pianist performs and defends music by a misunderstood composer. APM


Many aspects of composer Robert Schumann's life and music have remained largely misunderstood.

Read 5 Things You Never Knew About Schumann

October 8, 2012 – A guide to the misunderstood composer from the author of a newly reissued biography.


Glenn Gould would have turned 80 years old on Sept. 25. His legacy includes much more than the music of J.S. Bach.

Read Glenn Gould: Beyond Bach's 'Goldberg Variations'

September 25, 2012 – Hear the iconic pianist play a range of music, from Brahms and Gibbons to Schoenberg and Strauss.

Up close and very personal: young listeners get a taste of classical music at New York's Baby Got Bach.

Read Crayons, Jam Sessions And Duck Quacks

May 19, 2011 – How pianist Orli Shaham coaxes preschoolers to take in Bach, Schumann and Ravel.

Stephen Hough: "Chopin: Late Masterpieces" cover art

Read The Top 5 Chopin And Schumann Albums of 2010 WVXU

December 22, 2010 – It was a good year for birthday boys Chopin and Schumann. WGUC picks some great CDs of their music. WVXU

Jonathan Biss

Listen Jonathan Biss And A Schumann Treasure From The 1920s

October 20, 2010 – Pianist Jonathan Biss lets a classic recording from the 1920s make a case for Schumann.


Leif Ove Andsnes

Listen Leif Ove Andnes' Schumann In 'Paradise'

October 19, 2010 – The pianist picks a favorite but forgotten piece by Schumann from the peak of the composer's powers.

Birthday Party

Listen Showing Schumann Some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

October 18, 2010 – This week we're collecting stories and opinions about the much misunderstood composer.

David Bowie as Thin White Duke

Read A Brief History Of Music's Alter Egos

August 16, 2010 – Explore some of the standout and surprising musician alter egos over time.

Listen Schumann At The Source: 'Genoveva' At The Gewandhaus

July 30, 2010 – The composer's only opera follows a young wife whose loyalty and faith are put to the test.


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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