Robert Schumann Composed This Stunning “Liebeslied S 566” As His Wedding Gift To His Wife Clara On Their Big Day

by • January 22, 2013 • History, MusicComments (0)7046

When Clara was still a young girl living with her mom and dad she was madly in love with her boyfriend Robert Schumann (1810-1856).  They wrote letters back and forth to each other, and although by today’s standards these letters would be considered Shakespearean in their sophistication, back then they were so hot-and-heavy Clara’s dad ripped them up when he found them — he was that shocked.  Clara and Robert got the last laugh, however, because they eventually married and lived happily ever after.  On their big day, Robert presented Clara (1819-1896) with his gift — his stunning composition entitled “Liebeslied S 566”.  It’s so gorgeous I think I might have to steal it and use it for myself if I ever get get hitched to my dream man someday.  If this isn’t the sound of beauty at its best then I have no idea what is.  For more great stories from the world of classical music be sure to visit Classical Music on FEELguide.

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