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Schumann, Robert    1810-1856    Germany


   Album for the Young, Op 68 piano
       Wild Horseman from Album for the Young No.8 (Schumann)

1    Wild Horseman from Album for the Young No 8

       Arlequin from Carnaval Op 9 (Schumann)

1    Arlequin from Carnaval Op 9


   Papillons Op 2
       Papillons. 1. Introduzione and Piece No.1 - Moderato (Schumann)

1    Papillons - Introduzione


2    Papillon number 1.

       Papillons. 2. Presto (Schumann)

1    Introductory arpeggios


2    Presto,Main tune

       Papillons. 3. Pomposo (Schumann)

1    Pomposo main theme 'Grandfather's dance'.

       Papillons. 4. Allegretto vivace (Schumann)

1    main theme

       Papillons. 5. Allegretto cantabile (Schumann)

1    Main theme

       Papillons. 6. Allegro molto (Schumann)

1    main theme

       Papillons. 7. Semplice (Schumann)

1    main theme

       Papillons. 8. Allegro con brio (Schumann)

1    Main theme

       Papillons. 9. Presto (Schumann)

1    main theme

       Papillons. 10. MeNo.mosso (Schumann)

1    After some heavy pomposo thumping, this flowing lyrical melody emerges.

       Papillons. 11. Allegro con spirito (Schumann)

1    After a chordal dominant tonic intro, this is the main sprightly tune.

       Papillons. 12. Finale (Schumann)

1    This finale starts with the grandfather's dance, then recaps earlier tunes, then dies out as the clock strikes 6 a.m.


   Phantasiestuck for clarinet and piano, Op 73 No.1
       Phantasiestuck for clarinet and piano, Op 73 No1 (Schumann)

1    Main theme


   Piano Concerto in A Minor Op 54
       Piano Concerto in A Minor Op 54 1st movement (Schumann)

1    This first theme is introduced by the woodwinds after a dramatic opening with the piano and orchestra. It is then taken up by the solo piano.


2    This second theme is introduced by the violins


3    This 4th tune emerges on the violins, below the piano's enegetic arpeggios.

       Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54 2nd movement (Schumann)

1    Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54 2nd Movt

       Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54 3rd movement (Schumann)

1    Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54 3rd Movt

       Préambule from Carnaval Op 9 (Schumann)

1    Préambule - quasi maestoso


2    Préambule - piu mosso


   Scenes from Childhood Op. 15
       About Strange Lands and People, from Scenes from Childhood Op 15 (Schumann)

1    About Strange Lands and People, from Scenes from Childhood Op 15

       Perfectly Contended - from Scenes from Childhood Op 15 No.5 Gluckes genug (Schumann)

1    Perfectly Contended - from Scenes from Childhood Op 15 no 5 Gluckes genug

       Pleading Child (from Scenes from Childhood Op. 15) (Schumann)

1    Pleading Child (from Scenes from Childhood Op. 15)

       Träumerei (No.7 from Scenes from Childhood) (Schumann)

1    Träumerei (No 7 from Scenes from Childhood)

       Slumber Song (Schlummerlied) No.16 from Album Leaves Op 124 (Schumann)

1    Slumber Song (Schlummerlied) No 16 from Album Leaves Op 124


   Symphony No.1 in Bb Spring
       Symphony No.1 in Bb Spring 1st movement (Schumann)

1    Symphony No 1 in Bb Spring 1st Movt Intro

       Symphony No.1 in Bb Spring 2nd movement (Schumann)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.1 in Bb Spring 3rd movement (Schumann)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.1 in Bb Spring 4th movement (Schumann)

1    Slow intro


2    Lively main theme


   Symphony No.2 in C Op 61
       Symphony No.2 in C Op 61 1st movement sostenuto assai - allegro (Schumann)

1    Intro theme 1


2    Intro theme 2


3    Intro theme 3


4    First main theme


5    Second theme

       Symphony No.2 in C Op 61 2nd movement (Schumann)

1    First theme, a rapid flitting semiquaver passage.


2    Second contrasting tune


3    Third theme is a skipping triplet passage


4    Fourth theme

       Symphony No.2 in C Op 61 3rd movement (Schumann)

1    First theme, in C minor


2    Second theme, in relative major

       Symphony No.2 in C Op 61 4th movement (Schumann)

1    A prestissimo dramatic introduction


2    Bold main theme


3    Third theme


4    Fourth theme


   Symphony No.3 in Eb Rhenish
       Symphony No.3 in Eb Rhenish 1st movement (Schumann)

1    Symphony No 3 in Eb Rhenish 1st Movt

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Rhenish 2nd movement (Schumann)

1    Symphony No 3 in Eb Rhenish 2nd Movt

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Rhenish 3rd movement (Schumann)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Rhenish 4th movement (Schumann)

1    main theme

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Rhenish 5th movement (Schumann)

1    First theme


   Symphony No.4 in D minor Op 120
       Symphony No.4 in D minor Op 120 1st movement (Schumann)

1    Slow introduction, this theme is recycled in other movements.


2    Rapid semiquaver passage on strings


3    A brief placid passage by strings

       Symphony No.4 in D minor Op 120 2nd movement, Romanze (Schumann)

1    Melancholy first theme by oboes


2    A little cheerier triplet theme on strings

       Symphony No.4 in D minor Op 120 3rd movement (Schumann)

1    Symphony No 4 in D minor Op 120 3rd Movt

       Symphony No.4 in D minor Op 120 4th movement, langsam (Schumann)

1    Dramatic opening theme

       Why? (Warum?) Op 12 No.3 (Schumann)

1    Why? (Warum?) Op 12 No 3

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