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DiedJuly 29, 1856, Endenich, Bonn, Germany
SpouseClara Schumann
FactEight children by his wife Clara Wieck Schumann: Marie Schumann, born September 1 1841; Elise Schumann, born April 25 1843; Julie Schumann, born March 11 1845; Emil Schumann, born February 8 1846; Ludwig Schumann, born January 20 1848; Ferdinand Schumann, born July 16 1849; Eugenie Schumann, born December 1 1851; and Felix Schumann, born June 11 1854. Like his father, Ludwig Schumann suffered from mental illness and spent 31 years in a mental hospital.

Robert Schumann was born in Zwickau, Germany on June 8, 1810. He was the fifth and youngest child of August Schumann and his wife, Johanna Christiane. His father, a bookseller and publisher, introduced him to literature and music. His mother died when he was just six years old. His father remarried in 1816 and had three more children with his second wife.

Schumann began taking piano lessons at the age of seven. He also took lessons in violin and cello. He showed talent for music early on and composed his first piece, “The Happy Farmer,” when he was just eleven years old.

He attended the Zwickau Gymnasium from 1822-1829. During his time there, he became friends with a group of like-minded students who called themselves “The League of David.” They shared a love of literature and music and would often meet to discuss their latest findings.

In 1828, Schumann left the Gymnasium to study law at the University of Leipzig. However, his true passion was music and he soon began to neglect his studies in favor of attending concerts and operas. He also started to take private piano lessons.

In 1831, Schumann’s father died and he was forced to take over the family business. He was not successful and the business quickly failed. This led to a nervous breakdown and a suicide attempt. He was saved by his friends and sent to live with his aunt in Endenich, near Bonn.

It was during his time in Endenich that Schumann truly began to focus on his music. He started to compose more and began work on his first symphony. In 1833, he met the famous violinist Niccolo Paganini and was greatly inspired by him.

In 1834, Schumann returned to Leipzig and resumed his studies. He also started to write music criticism for a local newspaper. In 1835, he met the woman who would become his wife, Clara Wieck. Clara was a talented pianist and composer herself. The two fell in love and were married in 1840.

Schumann’s career as a composer took off in the early 1840s. He wrote a number of successful works including his Piano Concerto in A Minor and his “Spring” Symphony. His health began to decline in the late 1840s, however, and he suffered from depression and anxiety. In 1854, he attempted suicide again but was saved by Clara. He was committed to an asylum soon after and died there two years later on July 29, 1856.

General Info

Full NameRobert Schumann
DiedJuly 29, 1856, Endenich, Bonn, Germany
ProfessionComposer, Pianist, Music critic, Dichterliebe, Piano Concerto, Kinderszenen
EducationLeipzig University


SpouseClara Schumann
ChildrenFelix Schumann, Eugenie Schumann, Julie Schumann, Marie Schumann, Elise Schumann, Ferdinand Schumann, Ludwig Schumann, Emil Schumann, Dichterliebe, Piano Concerto, Kinderszenen
ParentsAugust Schumann, Johanna Christiane Schnabel, Dichterliebe, Piano Concerto, Kinderszenen
SiblingsEmilie Schumann, Carl Schumann, Eduard Schumann, Julius Schumann, Dichterliebe, Piano Concerto, Kinderszenen


MoviesDichterliebe, Piano Concerto, Kinderszenen, Clara, Song of Love, Spring Symphony, Ludwig, The Door, Made in U.S.A., Last Summer, Lost Love, Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe, Home, Une catastrophe, El día que nací yo, The Stain, Schumann At Pier 2, After the Season, My Blind Heart, Burning, Carnaval, Tables ...

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1Eight children by his wife Clara Wieck Schumann: Marie Schumann, born September 1 1841; Elise Schumann, born April 25 1843; Julie Schumann, born March 11 1845; Emil Schumann, born February 8 1846; Ludwig Schumann, born January 20 1848; Ferdinand Schumann, born July 16 1849; Eugenie Schumann, born December 1 1851; and Felix Schumann, born June 11 1854. Like his father, Ludwig Schumann suffered from mental illness and spent 31 years in a mental hospital.



Dirty Grandpa2016writer: "Arabesque Op. 18"
Arise Sweet Sarah2015writer: "Child Falling Asleep" - as Schumann
Miraklet i Viskan2015writer: "Kinderszenen Op. 15 Nr 1 Von fremden Ländern und Menschen", "Träumerei: Kinderszenen Op. 15 Nr 7", "Mignon, Op. 68, No. 35"
Buffalo2015/IIIwriter: "Slumber Song"
Mozart in the Jungle2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
La désolation d'Henri Desmarais2014writer: "Études Symphoniques, Op. 13. Étude II"
They Have Escaped2014writer: "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen"
Saphirblau2014writer: "Von fremden Menschen und Ländern"
Stromberg - Der Film2014writer: "Kinderszenen Op. 15 - Von fremden Ländern und Menschen", "Kinderszenen Op. 15 - Träumerei", "Mignon"
Mop King2013writer: "Concerto in A minor Op. 129"
Kakukoto no omosa: Sakka Satou Yasushi2013Documentary writer: "Traumerei"
The Butler2013/Iwriter: "Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 54-1"
Last Summer2013writer: "Scenes from Childhood"
Inside Llewyn Davis2013writer: "3 Romances, Op. 28: No. 2 in F Sharp Major"
Breathe In2013writer: "Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129: I. Nicht Zu Schnell"
Elementary2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Conxita Badia no existeix2012Documentary writer: "Campanades de neu"
In Dreams, En Rêves, In Träumen2012Documentary short as Schumann, "Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen", "Und wüssten's die Blumen", "Allnächtlich im Traume", "Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome", "Aus alten Märchen winkt es"
Waiting for a Stranger2011Short writer: "Traumerei Scenes From Childhood Op. 15"
The Preening Swan2011writer: "Des Abends, Fantasiestuecke Op.12"
Stella Days2011writer: "O heil'ge Tranen inn'ger Reue"
La terre outragée2011writer: "Kinderszenen Op. 15"
Tabu - Es ist die Seele ein Fremdes auf Erden2011music: "Im wunderschönen Monat Mai"
The Tree of Life2011writer: "Allegro affettuoso [Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54]"
Ghosts-Schumann's Visit2011TV Movie music: "Geistervariationen"
Mildred Pierce2011TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
From Prada to Nada2011writer: "Adagio Und Allegro Op 70 Ii Allegro"
La belle endormie2010TV Movie "The Happy Farmer, Op.68, No.10", uncredited
The Pacific2010TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
L'accordeur2010Short writer: "Dichterliebe, op. 48: Hör Ich Das Liedchen Klingen"
House M.D.2009TV Series music - 1 episode
Infidels2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tetro2009writer: "Wichtige Begebenheit" - uncredited
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button2008writer: "ARABESKE FOR PIANO IN C MAJOR OP. 18"
True Blood2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
What Doesn't Kill You2008writer: "Von fremden Landern and Menschen Of Foreign Lands and Peoples"
Concerto2008"Widmung Dedication"
Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music2007TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
El pasado2007writer: "Kinderszenen Op. 15, Von Fremden Landern Und Menschen Scenes From Childhood"
Man zkt vrouw2007music: "Frauenliebe und Leben"
Tenkôsei: Sayonara anata2007writer: "Träumerei", "Phantasiestücke, Op.73 No.1"
Bizan2007music: "Träumerei" - uncredited
Ficció2006writer: "Kinderzenen OP 15 Traumerei"
Martha Argerich spielt Schumann2006TV Movie writer: "Adagio & Allegro brillante from Études symphoniques, op. 13", "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, op. 54", "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen from Kinderszenen, op. 15", "4 Pieces from Carnaval, op. 9", "Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120"
Vitus2006writer: "Der wilde Reiter", "Klavierkonzert in a-Moll Op. 54"
The White Countess2005writer: "Carnivale Op. 9" 1834-5
O Diário Aberto de R.2005Short writer: "Primeira Dor, Álbum Para a Juventude, op. 65", "Eusebius, Carnaval, op. 9"
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story2005writer: "Piano Quintet in E-flat Major Opus 44 In Moda d'una Marcia"
While the Widow Is Away2005Short writer: "Piano Concerto in A Minor, op.54"
Frankenstein2004TV Mini-Series writer: "Cello Concerto, Op.129, 1st Movement 1st Theme" - uncredited
Six Feet Under2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Visions of Europe2004"Die alten, bösen Lieder"
Saraband2003TV Movie writer: "Quintet for Piano, 2 Violins, Viola and Cello, Op 44"
Beyond Borders2003writer: "Traumerei"
Swing2003/Iwriter: "Traumerei"
Dangerous Liaisons2003TV Mini-Series writer: "Carnaval, Op. 9, Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes: 'Chopin'"
The Adventures of Ociee Nash2003"Arabesque Opus 18"
Perduto amor2003writer: "In Der Fremde"
Foyle's War2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Moonlight Mile2002writer: "String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 41, No. 1 Andante Expressivo: Allegro"
Wasabi2001writer: "Reverie" extrait de "Scenes D'enfants Op.15
The Pool2001writer: "Kinderszenen"
Last Wedding2001writer: "Romance, Op. 28, No. 2"
Crush2001/Iwriter: "Kinderszenen Traumerie", "Kinderszenen Von Fremden Landern Und Menschen"
Original Sin2001writer: "Of Foreign Lands and People"
Final2001writer: "Frightening"
Dichterliebe2000TV Short writer: "Dichterliebe, Liedercyklus op. 48"
Tanssi perhoseni tanssi1999TV Movie "Kinderszenen op. 15"
Wisconsin Death Trip1999writer: "Traumerei"
Dois Córregos - Verdades Submersas no Tempo1999writer: "Valsa Chopin"
The Loss of Sexual Innocence1999writer: "Träumerei", "Der Dichter spricht"
Hilary and Jackie1998writer: "First Fantasy Piece for Violoncello and Piano, Opus 73"
The Cartoon Cartoon Show1997TV Series music - 1 episode
The Chambermaid on the Titanic1997writer: "Andante Cantabile - Piano Quartet in E Flat, Op. 47"
Pinky and the Brain1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ruth Orkin: Frames of Life1996Documentary short music: "From Foreign Lands and People Von fremden Ländern und Menschen, Op. 15, No. 1"
Shine1996writer: "Fast Zu Ernst - Scences From Childhood, Opus 15"
La huitième nuit1995Short music: "Thème"
Lumière et compagnie1995Documentary as Schumann, "Symphonie no3: La Rhénanienne"
The Ren & Stimpy Show1991-1995TV Series music - 6 episodes
Animaniacs1993-1995TV Series music - 6 episodes
Celestial Clockwork1995music: "Frauenliebe und -leben, opus 42", "Ich kannem nicht Fassen"
Vale Abraão1993music: "Clair de Lune Mondnacht"
I Don't Want to Talk About It1993as Schumann, "ESTUDIO OP 68"
Wittgenstein1993writer: "Carnaval"
Tiny Toon Adventures1990-1992TV Series music - 5 episodes
The Accompanist1992writer: "Scenes d'enfants: De pays lointains"
Le mirage1992music: "Symphonie no 3"
Beauty and the Beast1992/IIVideo writer: "Traumerai"
El día que nací yo1991"Kinderszenen: Von fremden Ländern und Menschen" / writer: "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen" "De lejanas tierras"
Meeting Venus1991music: "Du bis wie eine Blume"
Taz-Mania1991TV Series music - 1 episode
American Friends1991"Schumann Lieder [Opus 25]"
A Tale of Springtime1990writer: "les Chants de l'aube", "Etudes symphoniques"
El olivar de Atocha1989TV Series writer: "El carnaval"
The 15 Year Old Girl1989music: "Davidsbündelertanze, opus 6"
Madame Sousatzka1988writer: "Carnaval", "Traumerei", "Piano Concerto in A Minor"
The Music Teacher1988writer: "Widmung", "Stille Tränen"
Satisfaction1988writer: "Carnaval Preamble"
The Adventures of Milo and Otis1986"Rêverie" / writer: "Of Foreign Lands and People" - uncredited
Horowitz in Moscow1986TV Movie documentary as Schumann, "Traumerei - Kinderszenen Op.15"
Morena1986writer: "Carnaval, Op. 9, sections: XVII Aveu, XI Chiarina and XVI Valse allemande"
Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic1985TV Movie documentary music: "Novelette in F-Dur. Opus 21" - as Schumann
A Zed & Two Noughts1985music: "An Elephant Never Forgets"
Sophie's Choice1982writer: "About Foreign Lands and People, Op.15, No.1" 1838
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy1982writer: "Dichterliebe, Opus 48, No.7: Ich grolle nicht" 1840 - uncredited
Tenkôsei1982writer: "Träumerei"
Nijinsky1980writer: "CARNAVAL" excerpts
The Getting of Wisdom1977music: "Kinderszenen Op. 15, No. 1 Von Fremden Ländern Und Menschen" - uncredited
L'île aux enfants1974TV Series music - 1 episode
Le fantôme de la liberté1974writer: "Carnaval, opus 9, movement number 12 - Chopin"
Welt am Draht1973TV Movie music: "Kinderszenen Op. 15, No. 1 Von Fremden Ländern Und Menschen" - uncredited
BBC Play of the Month1972TV Series music - 1 episode
Erotic Fantasies1971Short music: "Music Extracts" - uncredited
Sunday Bloody Sunday1971writer: "Fröhlicher Landmann The Happy Farmer" - uncredited
Tropic of Cancer1970writer: "Frölicher Landmann The Happy Farmer", "Aufschwung Flight"
Urutora sebun1968TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bell Telephone Hour1967TV Series writer - 1 episode
Masterworks1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gertrud1964music: "Ich grolle nicht" - uncredited
The Hunter's Diary1964writer: "Zigeunerleben" - as Robert Alexander Schumann
Konga1961music: "Arabeske" - uncredited
Peyton Place1957writer: "Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54" - uncredited
The Gamma People1956music: "Traumerei" - uncredited
Smiles of a Summer Night1955music: "AUFSCHWUNG OPUS 12 NR 2"
La joie de vivre1954TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Liberace Show1954TV Series writer - 1 episode
Plop Goes the Weasel1953Short music: "The Merry Peasant" - uncredited
Hare Trimmed1953Short music: "Träumerei" - uncredited
All Star Revue1953TV Series music - 1 episode
Portrait of Clare1950music: "Devotion"
Song of Love1947music: "Traumerai" uncredited, "Piano Concerto in A minor" excerpts uncredited, "Arabeske, Opus 18" excerpts uncredited, "Verrufene Stelle Haunted Spot, Opus 82, No. 3" excerpts uncredited, "Widmung"
Possessed1947"Carnaval, Opus 9"
Klockorna i Gamla sta'n1946writer: "Kinderszenen, op. 15. Träumerei"
Notorious1946writer: "Carnaval, Op. 9, Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes: 'Chopin'" - uncredited
The Old Grey Hare1944Short music: "Träumerei" - uncredited
Hare Ribbin'1944Short music: "Träumerei" - uncredited
Duck Soup to Nuts1944Short music: "Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7 'Träumerei'" - uncredited
Hobby Horse-Laffs1942Short music: "The Merry Peasant" - uncredited
Lady with Red Hair1940music: "The Happy Farmer" 1848 - uncredited
Malibu Beach Party1940Short music: "Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7 'Träumerei'" 1838 - uncredited
Tom Thumb in Trouble1940Short music: "Träumerei" - uncredited
Americaner Shadchen1940writer: "Kinderszenen, Op.15, No.7 'Traumerei'" 1838
Crimes at the Dark House1940music: "Romance" - uncredited
The Wizard of Oz1939music: "The Happy Farmer, Op. 68, No. 10" 1848 - uncredited
Naughty But Nice1939music: "I'm Up a Tree" - uncredited
A Slight Case of Murder1938music: "Kinderszenen: Träumerei, Op.15" 1838 - uncredited
Script Girl1938Short music: "Träumerei in F Major, Op. 15/7" - uncredited
Action for Slander1938music: "Arabesque" - uncredited
Daffy Duck & Egghead1938Short music: "Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7 - Träumerei" - uncredited
Double Wedding1937music: "Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7 'Träumerei'" 1838 - uncredited
The Ticket of Leave Man1937music: "Romance" - uncredited
Porky's Romance1937Short music: "Träumerei"
Girl Loves Boy1937music: "Warum" - uncredited
Ready, Willing and Able1937music: "Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7 - 'Träumerei'" 1838 - uncredited
Porky's Poultry Plant1936Short music: "Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7 'Träumerei'" - uncredited
I Love to Singa1936Short music: "Träumerei" - uncredited
We Went to College1936writer: "Kinderszenen, Op.15, No.7 Traumerei" 1838 - uncredited
Next Time We Love1936music: "Symphony No. 3 Rhenish: 1st movement" excerpt"
Heart's Desire1935lyrics: "Dedication" Widmung - uncredited / music: "Dedication" Widmung, "A Message Sweet As Roses' - uncredited
Break of Hearts1935music: "Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7 'Träumerei'" 1838 - uncredited
Rhythm in the Bow1934Short music: "Träumerei" - uncredited
The Black Cat1934music: "Quintet for two violins, viola, cello and piano in E flat major, opus 44" - uncredited
Three's a Crowd1932Short music: "Träumerei"
For the Love of Mike1932music: "Traumerei" - uncredited
Broken Lullaby1932music: "Traumerei" - uncredited
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1931writer: "Fantasiestücke, op. 12: II. Aufschwung" 1837 - uncredited
In der Nacht1931Short writer: "In der Nacht"
Tonight's the Night: Pass It On1931music: "Traumerei" - uncredited
Fridas visor1930writer: "Kinderszenen, op. 15. Träumerei"', "Schlummerlied, nr 16, op. 124"

Music Department

Dichterliebe: PoetLove2015Short stock music completed
Samo*2016Short stock music
Panke2016composer: theme music
5 Schritte zur Freiheit - Impressionen & Outtakes2015Video documentary short composer: stock music
Die Thomaner - Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben2012Documentary composer: stock music
Robert Schumann - Das Paradies und die Peri2010Video music by
Quatuor Modigliani2009TV Movie documentary music by
Schumann, Schubert und der Schnee2006TV Movie composer: stock music
All About a Girl2004Short music
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring2004Video Game music
Adolphe2002composer: theme "Quintett für Klavier und Streichquartette, op. 44"
Amor e Dedinhos de Pé1992composer: stock music
Schumann: The Symphonies1984TV Mini-Series music by - 1 episode
Manfred - versione per concerto in forma d'oratorio1983TV Special music by
Davidsbündlertänze1981Short composer: "Davidsbündlertänze"
Cyprien Katsaris1979TV Movie music: "Kinderszenen Op. 15"
Picardie gothique1975Documentary short music
Faustine et le bel été1972composer: stock music
Summerskin1961composer: themes
An klingenden Ufern1948composer: additional music
Carnaval1937TV Movie based on the works of
Karneval1936Short composer: song "Carneval"


Wallis Sings Schumann2016Documentary short
All-Star Orchestra2013TV Series 1 episode
Works by the Great Romantics2010Video
The Cinderella Syndrome2007Short
The Legacy of Pope John Paul the Great: Theology of the Body2006Video
Quartetto Bernini: Schumann2005TV Movie
Les yeux clairs2005
Great Performances: Dance in America2003TV Series 1 episode
3 Lieder2003Short
Inner Voices2003TV Movie documentary
Robert Schumann - Piano Masterpieces (9)2000Video original music by
Freiheit in Hollywood - Rudolph S. Joseph über Douglas Sirk und G.W. Pabst1997Documentary
Hamburg - Bilder aus einer großen Stadt1987TV Movie documentary
Esch oder Die Anarchie1979TV Movie


Robert Schumann - Das Paradies und die Peri2010Video libretto

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