Clarinet Recital


Melody is form Robert Schumann's Album for the Young. It was composed in 1848 for his three daughters. He made it as an introduction to the other songs. All of his songs in this album were created to represent emotions. Melody is simplistic and calming. It was made to played mostly with the left hand on the piano to teach beginners the skill.

Clarinet Recital

Tuesday, May 3rd, 9pm

Fargo, ND, United States

Fargo, ND

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann was born on June 8, 1810 in Zwickau, Germany. He suffered from severe bipolar disorder his whole life. He started piano lessens at seven years old and took Latin and Greek in school. When he was only 16 his father died and his sister committed suicide in the same month. After that he enrolled in law school but soon dropped out to pursue music. Due to him continually playing the piano he developed a numbness in the middle finger of his right hand. Under stress he became depressed, he smoked and drank. That all changed when he met his wife Clara Wiek. In 1834 Robert started hearing voices in his head that soon turned to animal noises. One day he tried to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge into a river. He was institutionalized and put in a sanitarium for Clara's safety. He was not allowed to see Clara for over two years. He finally saw her only days before his death. He died of syphilitic insanity.