"Expertly compiled and edited by Beate Perrey, 'The Cambridge Companion to Schumann" is an up-to-date introduction showcasing the work of nineteenth and twentieth-century classical compooser Robert Schuman...A very highly recommended, essential addition to the academic and university music department reference collections."
Midwest Book Review
"...intellegient, up-to-date essays...excellent book... Each essay is well crafted and insightful... Perrey has molded the essays into a unified and accessible portrait of Schumann." --Choice
An accessible introduction to Schumann: his time, temperament, style and his œuvre. Explores the cultural context, musical and poetic fabric, sources of inspiration of key works from his lieder and piano pieces to chamber, orchestral and dramatic works. Contains tables and illustrations, a glossary and advice on further reading.