Schumann Week Music Classes
Leading into the June 20, 2010 Leesburg, Virginia Concert (here), the Schiller Institute and the LaRouche Youth Movement held a series of classes and pedagogical workshops on the historical and musical battles that Robert and Clara Schumann and others passionately fought. The Purcellville participants engaged in discussions and demonstrations, resulting in a deepened comprehension of poetry, music, and the special role of the German Lied (song) and its powerful employment of irony and ambiguities. Below are three presentations from that week's work, and a Roundtable discussion at its conclusion.
1 --Harley and My-Hoa: Schumann & Bach vs. Richard Wagner
2 --Jessica and Philip: The Mind of the Composer - Robert Schumann
3 --John Sigerson: The Spiritual Dialogue of Poet and Composer
4 -- Basement Roundtable Discussion on Schumann
This Roundtable Discussion presents our celebration of the 200th birthday of Robert Schumann.
John Sigerson, Harley Schlanger, MyHoa Steger, Jennifer Getachew and Aaron Halevy discuss the significance of Robert and Clara Schumann for today, and the importance of celebrating their lives' work.
Greetings to the Celebration of Schumann's 200th Birthday in Virginia by Helga Zepp-LaRouche
200th Birthday Greeting to Robert Schumann by Harley Schlanger
The Musical Soul of Scientific Creativity: Rebecca Dirichlet’s Development of the Complex Domain (PDF 1.2 MB) by David Shavin
200 Year News Flash! Schumann Sighted at His Own Birthday Fest in Virginia! by Aaron Halevy (PDF)