This week marks the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann's birth, which we've been celebrating all week long on WQXR. Robert Schumann was well known for writing music and prose--in addition to being a composer, he was also a music critic and journalist. But it's clear that Robert Schumann would not have had nearly the success he did if he hadn't married Clara Wieck, a highly talented pianist and composer who served as his partner and muse.
For a Studio 360 program about couples a few years back, I created this piece about Robert and Clara Schumann, and their extraordinary partnershuip. I had a lot of fun working on it--I hope you enjoy it.