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a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. His writings about music appeared mostly in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication which he jointly founded.
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04/11/1830-Robert Schumann attends piano concerto by Niccolo Paganini 
09/12/1840-Composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck
03/31/1841-First performance in Leipzig of Robert Schumann's first Symphony in B
12/06/1841-Robert Schumann's 4th Symphony in D premieres
12/04/1843-Robert Schumann's Das Paradies und die Peri premieres in Leipzig
11/05/1846-Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony in C premieres
02/06/1851-Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony Rhenish premieres in Dusseldorf
02/27/1854-Composer Robert Schumann is saved from a suicide attempt into the Rhine
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