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Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA 2022: JS Bach, Gabriella Smith, Dani Howard, Robert Schumann, Renaissance Music

This program from the 2022 Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gabriella Smith, Dani Howard, Robert Schumann, plus a selection of music from the Renaissance. Pieces featured in this episode:. Brandenburg Concerto in F major, BMV 1047 | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Geoff Nutall,...
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The life and music of Robert Schumann

His music helped define the sound and direction of the Romantic period of the 19th century across different forms; like music for piano, song, chamber music, and symphonies. John Banther and Linda Carducci talk about characteristics to listen for in his music, why he became a composer, and how literature played a part in his works.
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It's time to let Robert Schumann and his troubled mind rest in peace

How accurately can you diagnose the mental state of someone who is already dead? That was the question posed by music journalist Phil Hebblethwaite in The Many Diagnoses of Robert Schumann (Radio 3, Sunday). As you might expect from Radio 3, this was a programme with a musical heart, and Schumann’s exquisite music was threaded throughout. But it was also a multifaceted documentary about the history of psychiatry, and how one man’s death has been debated, concealed, speculated over and politicised ever since his body was laid to rest.
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That way madness lies: why the obsession about diagnosing Robert Schumann?

Of all the things, one of Robert and Clara Schumann’s grandchildren, Felix, ended up working as a door-to-door lingerie salesman in a New York suburb. On the morning of 25 October 1941, he was found slumped behind the wheel of his car, parked in a garage behind his house. Carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the New York Times, he had been “despondent because of poor health and financial reserves”. The death was recorded as a suicide.
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