June 8th in German History: Robert Schumann is Born

On this blog, I have discussed many famous German composers. Germany seems to have no shortage of influential classical musicians who left their mark on European culture. One such individual was Robert Schumann, who was born on June 8th, 1810. Robert Schumann demonstrated an interest in the piano at an early age. His father encouragedContinue reading “June 8th in German History: Robert Schumann is Born”

April 3rd in German History: The Death of Johannes Brahms

A few weeks ago, I discussed the life and accomplishments of Beethoven on the anniversary of his death. Today is the anniversary of the death of another composer who, while perhaps not as well known as Beethoven, is still famous in his own right and is still important today. One April 3rd, 1897, Johannes BrahmsContinue reading “April 3rd in German History: The Death of Johannes Brahms”