Schumann: Romanze in F# Major

🎼🎶 Monday, August 9, 2021
F# major has been the cradle of many unusually beautiful compositions. In 1839 Robert Schumann wrote a set of 3 Romances as a Christmas gift for his fiancée Clara. She described the second one, in F#, as "a beautiful love duet". In fact, Schumann wrote it on three staves in order to bring out the main melodic lines of the duet, which is played mostly with the thumbs.
In May of 1896, Clara Schumann asked her grandson Ferdinand to play this for her as she lay on her deathbed. It was the last music she ever heard.
Robert Schumann, Romance Op.28 No.2 in F# Major - Primavera Shima
Robert Schumann, Romance Op.28 No.2 in F# Major - Primavera Shima

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  • John Scialdone
    published this page in Daily Beethoven 2021-08-09 08:48:55 -0400

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