The Development of Harmony from Schumann through Brahms to Debussy In studying three composers, Schumann, Brahms and Debussy, it is possible through analysis, to construct a Harmonic development through time - from early 1800's to early 1900's. I will go about deducing a harmonic timeline by individually looking at each composer then will conclude with a final comparison summarizing how different harmonic elements develop with the Romantic Movement and its progression.
Robert Schumann was born in Zwickau, Saxony on June 8, 1810. At four years of age, Schumann entered a private school (Par 1). At the age of six, he found the love for music and studied the piano. In 1827, he came under the encouragement of musician, Franz Schubert and the poet Jean Paul Richter (Par 2). Also in 1827, he composed some songs at the age of 17 (Par 2). Schumann left school in 1828, due to family pressure (Par 3). He entered the University of Leipzig as a law student (Par 3). Instead
AND FALL OF ROBERT SCHUMANN) Robert Schumann is regarded as one of the most influential and recognized composers and critics in history. He was born in Zwickau Germany and was most prominent during the romantic era, writing what many consider some of the greatest but also worst music of his time. He was married to Clara Wieck and they had eight children. Even though Schumann was able to accomplish plenty during his music career, his life is considered short lived. Robert Schumann was extremely talented
below. One of these was Fantasiestucke, Opus 88, both Romanze and Duet were preformed. This concerto was performed by pianist Luiza Borac, violinist Vladimir Dyo, and cellist Yves Dharamraj. The second piece was Ahnung, a new discovery piece from Kinderszenen. This piece was U.S. Premiere, played solo by the pianist Luiza Borac. The third piece was Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Opus 47. This piece was an Andante cantabile piece. This concerto was