About the Composer:
Robert Shumann (1810-1856) lived an emotionally troubled life, struggling with depression and eventually dying at age 46, two years after a mental breakdown.
About the Music:
As with most everything I’ve heard so far of Schumann, I enjoyed this music as well.
In the 3rd movement (Allegro Vivace) of the Piano Concerto in A Minor, a melodic phrase stands out to my ears that appears at 2m15s-2m20s and is repeated at 2m30s-2m35s, 6m51s-6m56, and 7m5s-7m10s.