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From the Archives - Barenboim conducts Schumann

A pencil drawing of a young Robert Schumann
Josef Kriehuber
Wikimedia Commons
Composer George Gershwin, pictured in July 1937.

Robert Schumann aspired to be a great pianist but following a hand injury, turned to composing. He had a complicated, tragic life but produced some of the most beautiful melodies ever put to paper. Hear Schumann’s music conducted by one of his most sympathetic interpreters: Daniel Barenboim.

Compositions and Recordings

Symphony No. 2 in C major
by Robert Schumann
Daniel Barenboim with the Berlin Staatskapelle

Manfred Overture Op. 115
by Robert Schumann
Daniel Barenboim with the Chicago Symphony

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
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