The Resource Robert Schumann : life and death of a musician, John Worthen

Robert Schumann : life and death of a musician, John Worthen

Label
Robert Schumann : life and death of a musician
Title
Robert Schumann
Title remainder
life and death of a musician
Statement of responsibility
John Worthen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This biography offers a fresh account of Robert Schumann's life. It confronts the traditional perception of the doom-laden Romantic, forced by depression into a life of helpless, poignant sadness. John Worthen's attention to the original sources reveals Schumann to have been an astute, witty, articulate and immensely determined individual who, with little support from his background in provincial Saxony, painstakingly taught himself his craft as a musician, overcame problem after problem in his professional life and married the woman he loved after a tremendous battle with his father-in-law. Schumann was neither manic depressive nor schizophrenic, though he struggled with financial problems and illness. He worked prodigiously hard to develop his range of musical styles and to earn his living, only to be struck down, at the age of forty-four, by a vile and incurable disease."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worthen, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.S4
LC item number
W67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schumann, Robert
  • Schumann, Robert
  • Schumann, Robert
  • Composers
  • Famous Persons
  • Patients
  • Mental Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Syphilis
  • Tonsättare
Label
Robert Schumann : life and death of a musician, John Worthen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Appendix: Autopsy report on the body of Robert Schumann
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-473) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early years -- Clara Wieck -- Marriage and career -- Ending
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 496 pages, [14] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300111606
Lccn
2006032508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)71812840
Label
Robert Schumann : life and death of a musician, John Worthen
Publication
Note
Appendix: Autopsy report on the body of Robert Schumann
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-473) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early years -- Clara Wieck -- Marriage and career -- Ending
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 496 pages, [14] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300111606
Lccn
2006032508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)71812840

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