Robert Schumann (1810-1856) was a German composer and pianist who was active in the 19th century. He was born in Zwickau, Germany, and studied music at the Leipzig Conservatory. He later served as conductor of various orchestras in Germany, and he also composed a number of works for orchestra, choir, and other ensembles.
Schumann was known for his innovative and expressive compositions, which often incorporated elements of Romanticism and folk music. He wrote a wide range of music, including symphonies, operas, choral works, and piano and organ music. Some of his most well-known compositions include the operas “Genoveva” and “Der Rose Pilgerfahrt,” and the Symphony No. 2 in C major.
Schumann passed away in 1856 at the age of 46. His music is still widely performed and enjoyed today, and he is remembered as a respected and influential figure in the world of classical music.