HOUSE OF ROBERT SCHUMAN IN WHICH MUSIC
They told Robert Schuman: leave the music … But he did not listen to anyone and yet he reached the heights. He became one of the most prominent composers of the era of romanticism, and his name is on a par with Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Liszt.
He was forbidden to love, ordered to forget about Clara Vick … But he still married for love. The wife was not only talented, a spouse to match, but also devoted to him until his death …
Become a genius for a start
Robert Schumann was born on June 8, 1810, in Zwickau (Germany). He was raised, surrounded by admiration and adoration. After all, the boy from early childhood showed extraordinary abilities in literature and music. However, after Robert graduated from high school in his native Zwickau, her mother did not believe that her son could become a famous composer. After all, how much can you make a living with music? And how to compete with people like Mendelssohn or Chopin? How wrong she was! Indeed, despite the years spent in the study of jurisprudence, Robert definitely decided: music is in the first place for him.
He gave up everything to develop his talent. But another impetus was the composer Robert Schuman breaking up with his married mistress Agnes Karus. Having met in the house of one acquaintance, he fell in love with her singing, but this novel did not end in a happy ending. Although … Whatever is done is all for the best: it was Agnes who led Robert to Professor Wick. After some time, Schumann settled in the house of the mentor and music teacher Friedrich Wick. Six to seven hours at the piano, working out his fingers, was not the limit for him. He would love to play all day long. By the way, due to excessive zeal, the future composer developed anemia of the hand.
Pianist from god
In addition to the gifted student, Vika also had a very talented daughter. Her name was Clara. When she was five, her father divorced her mother. And two years later, Frederick already painted the future fate of his daughter, presenting her at the altar of music. At eleven years old, she first performed solo, and a year later went on tour. Submission came to an end when she met Robert Schumann. He was nine years older than her, but this border between them was erased by music.
Robert Schumann looked at her differently
Years passed, and the little smiling girl turned into a real lady. She was already seventeen, and Robert could not take his eyes off the composer Robert. They spent a lot of time together, and Schumann decided to confess his feelings. This happened when she went out to accompany him to the door late in the evening. Robert suddenly turned around and kissed. Clara nearly lost consciousness – so her heart trembled. He proposed to her, and the girl agreed. Lovers even went for a blessing to the mother of Schumann.
The only one who did not take them as a couple was Clara’s father. Maybe paternal jealousy leapt in him … It is absolutely known that he refused such a dysfunctional son-in-law. Not only does he not have sufficient finances, but there are also rumors of depression and drunkenness in which he drowns his experiences.
Friedrich Wieck took his daughter on a long tour. Communicating or texting Clara was strictly forbidden! A time of silence a year and a half long came, and after it came a four-year war for happiness.
If you really love …
Separation corrected Schumann’s welfare, but his heart is still composer Robert Schumanbolelo. He was going to do everything in his power and get Clara back!
“Are you still faithful and firm? – Robert wrote timidly in the letter. – No matter how unshakable I believe in you, the hardest courage will be shaken when you don’t hear anything about what is most precious to a person in the world. And for me the most precious thing in the world is you. ”
She was glad to hear from him, but her father was still standing between them. Nevertheless, Clara replied: “Do you ask me for a simple yes?” Such a tiny word, and so important? But really, a heart full of inexpressible love, like mine, should not pronounce this word with all its heart? So I do, and my soul whispers to you the eternal yes.
Defend fate in court
In June 1839, the Royal High Court of Appeal of the city of Leipzig accepted the petition from the famous composer Robert Schumann. The appeal said: “We, the undersigned Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck, have for several years been nourishing a joint and cordial desire to connect with each other. However, Clara’s father, Friedrich Wieck, a piano dealer, despite numerous friendly requests, stubbornly refuses to give his consent. Therefore, we submit a humble request to compel the indicated gentleman to give his paternal blessing for us to conclude a marriage or to deign instead to give his all-merciful permission. ”
Of course, such an action entailed a great scandal. Reconciliation meetings were held repeatedly; composer Robert Schumanno Wieck refused to appear in court. Moreover, he set his son-in-law with unimaginable conditions (mainly of a material nature). When Schumann refused, the father of his beloved did not at all take a gentlemanly act.