Friday, June 8, 2012
Happy birthday, Robert Schumann
It is the birthday of German composer Robert Schumann (1810), who wanted to become a great pianist but hurt his and ended his career. He turned to composing instead. Fortunately. Schumann's work, beautiful in itself, also influenced Johannes Brahms and Edward Elgar. Here's one of the world's greatest pianists, Vladimir Horowitz, playing one of Schumann's best known pieces, Traumerei.