Sanders chronicles Schumann's life and work, analyzing the most significant and widely performed compositions from each of the genres in which Schumann composed. This volume gives readers an enhanced experience of key works by exploring the environments in which they were written and first performed as well as those in which they are enjoyed today.
Donald Sanders is professor of music and coordinator of keyboard studies at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of Music at the Gonzaga Court in Mantua (2012) and Experiencing Verdi: A Listener's Companion (2014).
Chapter 1: The Poet's Life Chapter 2: The Piano Music Chapter 3: The Songs Chapter 4: The Chamber Music Chapter 5: The Orchestral Music Chapter 6: The Narrative Works: Oratorio and Opera Glossary Selected Reading Selected Listening