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Schumann

[shoo-mahn] /ˈʃu mɑn/
noun
1.
Clara (Clara Wieck) 1819–96, German pianist and composer (wife of Robert Schumann).
2.
Robert
[rob-ert;; German roh-bert] /ˈrɒb ərt;; German ˈroʊ bɛrt/ (Show IPA),
1810–56, German composer.
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  • Schumann, typical of despair, the voluptuousness of despair!

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • He confessed to me that Schumann was no composer, a talented improviser only.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • It couldn't be that she was the daughter of Mrs. Schumann of Milwaukee?

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • "David, this is unseemly," exclaimed Schumann, with mock severity.

  • Why not be content with song-cycles or ballads, or lieder like Brahms's and Schumann's?

  • In the music room old Brantome had been persuaded to play Schumann.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman
  • Then some one persuaded Brantome to play a piece of Schumann's.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman
  • He went there, and soon won his way to the friendship of Schumann and Mendelssohn.

    The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton
  • Schumann was sadly wanting in the real talent for conducting.

    Essentials in Conducting Karl Wilson Gehrkens
  • In this direction Schumann often composed at a later period of his life.

British Dictionary definitions for Schumann

Schumann

/ˈʃuːmən/
noun
1.
Elisabeth. (eˈliːzabɛt). 1885–1952, German soprano, noted esp for her interpretations of lieder
2.
Robert Alexander. (ˈroːbɛrt alɛˈksandər). 1810–56, German romantic composer, noted esp for his piano music, such as Carneval (1835) and Kreisleriana (1838), his songs, and four symphonies
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