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  1. ClaraClara Wieck, 1819–96, German pianist and composer (wife of Robert Schumann).
  2. Ro·bert [rob-ert; German roh-bert] /ˈrɒb ərt; German ˈroʊ bɛrt/, 1810–56, German composer.
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Historical Examples of schumann

  • 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.


    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?

British Dictionary definitions for schumann


  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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