- Author: Robert Schumann
- Publisher: University of Chicago Press
- ISBN: 9780226482743
- Page: 112
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Introduction -- On being a musician -- Playing -- Practising -- Composing -- My own bits of advice (for what they're worth) -- On being a musician -- Playing -- Practising -- Composing
Robert Schumann was far ahead of his time, not least in his attitude to children and young people; his 1850 'Advice for Young Musicians', originally created to accompany his famous 'Album for the Young', remains as relevant today as when it was written. Celebrated cellist Steven Isserlis adds his own extensive commentary to Schumann's words of wisdom. The advice is by turns practical, humorous, and profound, making this volume a must for all aspiring musicians of all ages and standards.