17. Robert Schumann - Robert Schumann (1810-56) Another...

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Robert Schumann (1810-56)
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Another boundary that separates Classicism from Romanticism in the German-speaking countries is geographical. After Beethoven and Schubert the focus shifts from Vienna to a belt of important cities in north central Germany: Leipzig, Dresden, and Weimar .
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By the 1840s this area had eclipsed Paris and London too as the epicenter of progressive art. It was in Leipzig that Schumann cultivated the Romantic repertoire. Leipzig was one of the major intellectual corners of Europe.
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Bach had spent much of his career there and there had been a fine university and associated musical life since the Middle Ages. Leipzig was also a center of book publishing and its offshoot, music publishing .
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Schumann's parents owned a bookshop and lending Library. His tenure as a law student at the University of Leipzig was not a success; a year at the University of Heidelberg confirmed his intention to become a musician. It was for this reason that he returned to
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