Schumann, Robert (1810 - 1856)
Lewis, Alastair (1974 - )
|Publisher :||Lewis, Alastair|
|Copyright :||Copyright © 2014 Alastair Lewis|
|Added by alastair-lewis, 27 Feb 2014|
This piece for solo guitar is in the key of D major. It has a time signature of 4/4 and a tempo marked Moderato. The music has a lyrical melody, with a roving second line accompaniment.
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) was a German composer who worked during the Romantic era. He had initially chosen to study law, but altered his path after attending a concert by the violinist Niccolo Paganini. His teacher Friedrich Wieck was so impressed with his skills that he believed that Schumann could be one of the finest virtuoso pianists in Europe. His hopes of attaining this goal were dashed after sustaining a serious injury to his hand. Thereafter Schumann decided to focus his energy on becoming a composer instead. In his twenties he wrote exclusively for the piano, but later he composed works in many other genres including Lieder (songs for voice and piano), four symphonies, choral and chamber works.