Robert Schumann's 200th birthday article: Robert and Clara Schumann, and their teacher Johann Sebastian Bach

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Robert Schumann's 200th birthday article:

Robert and Clara Schumann, and their teacher Johann Sebastian Bach,

by Michelle Rasmussen, Vice President of the Schiller Institute in Denmark

 

The world celebrated the 200th birthday of the great German composer Robert Schumann on June 8, 2010. The above article is a contribution to that celebration.

 

The English-language pdf  is the longer version of the Danish resumé. It appears in the June 18, 2010 issue of Executive Intelligence Review (vol. 37, no. 24) , from Washington, D.C.

The Danish resumé was printed in The Schiller Institute in Denmark's campaign newsapaper 11, Summer 2010, released on June 1, 2010.

The German translation was published in Neue Solidarität, part 1 in 37. Jahrgang Nr. 23 · 9. Juni 2010, part 2 in Nr. 24 - 16 Juni 2010.

 

Internet Appendix of supplementary material in English and German

A.Winning Robert and Clara Schumann's Battle Against the Philistines. Hear author Michelle Rasmussen on The LaRouche Show, internet radio program from June 5, 2010.

 

B: Some Musical Examples Illustrating "Robert and Clara Schumann, and their teacher, J.S. Bach":  mp3 of class by Michelle Rasmussen in New Jersey, USA, July 17, 2010.

 

C: Foredrag på dansk med musikstykker fra artiklen "Robert og Clara Schumann og deres lærer, Johann Sebastian Bach." den 29. august 2010.

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D. Robert Schumann's Fugengeschichte (The History of Fugues), from the excerpts printed in Wolfgang Boetticher's

 Robert Schumann. Einführung in Persönlichkeit und Werk (Berlin: 1942) Michelle Rasmussen has a copy of the complete manuscript.

 

E. Robert Schumann's Lehrbuch der Fugenkomposition (Textbook for the Composing of Fugues), from from the excerpts printed in Wolfgang Boetticher's Robert Schumann. Einführung in Persönlichkeit und Werk (Berlin: 1942)

 

F: Schumann's Fugal Themes from other manuscripts, from Wolfgang Boetticher's Robert Schumann. Einführung in Persönlichkeit und Werk (Berlin: 1942)

 

G. Examples of how Schumann wrote contrapuntal settings for non-fugal themes, in "Das Fugenproblem" chapter from Wolfgang Boetticher's Robert Schumann. Einführung in Persönlichkeit und Werk (Berlin: 1942)

 

H. Clara Schumann's performances of Bach's fugues and other works, from Bach und die Nachtwelt.

 

I. Chapter on Bach and Schumann from Boetticher (auf deutsch) See above pdf.

 

J. Chapter on Bach and Schumann from Bach und die Nachwelt (auf deutsch) Band 1 1750-1850, Laaber Verlag, 1997, Michael Heinemann, Hans-Joachim Hinrichsen, editors. See above pdf.

 

K. Appendix I: Robert Schumann's Performance of St. John's Passion, from Matthias Wendt,  from“Bach und Händel in der Rezeption Robert Schumanns,” See above pdf.

 

Other articles on music by Michelle Rasmussen:

 

Bach, Mozart and the "Musical Midwife"

The Musical Offering: A Musical Pedagogial Workshop by J.S. Bach, or The Musical Geometry of Bach's Puzzle Canons