Part I: "In the Lovely Month of May"
Part I: "He Who Gives Way to Solitude"
At the age of 20 Robert Schumann decided to dedicate himself to music.
He became one of the greatest composers of the romanticism.
This documentary covers Schumann's life from 1828 until his early death in 1856.
Excerpts of productions with Leonard Bernstein and the Vienna Philharmonics,
Daniel Barenboim and the Munich Philharmonics under Sergiu Celibidache, András Schiff
and Hermann Prey - just to name a few - show the versality of Schumann's enormous talent.
Directed by Michael Fuehr
2000 Digital Betacam
Part I 52 minutes
Part II 58 minutes
This film is also available in a short version with a total length of 60 minutes