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Robert Schumann's Träumerei (Dreaming) and Kinderscenen (Scenes from Childhood)

Listen to 'Träumerei (Dreaming) from Kinderscenen (Scenes from Childhood) by Robert Schumann. Discussing form, melody, harmony, rhythm and texture.

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Steps for Schumann?s Traumerei Analysis.

{Of course, you know I am not actually allowed to do the analysis for you. I can only take you through the steps. There are several methodologies used for analysis in classical music. I assume that you need to do a formal analysis based on traditional classical harmony.}

Some Background on Robert Schumann
Schumann (1810-56) was an early Romantic era composer. He was influenced by Bach, Schubert and Beethoven. His piano pieces are lyrical, nostalgic, melancholic and spontaneous. He was also influenced by the literary work of German writers. Traumerei is an example of such work. (You can expand the background to give a feel for Schumann's work)

Analysis
1. Step one = number the measures starting with the first complete measure. (number in pencil in middle of measure) You should arrive at 24 measures.
2. Step Two = Determine the key of the piece
3. Step Three = Place your Roman Numerals under
the measures.
4. Step Four = Place your chord letters (reflect the actual chords used in the piece) on top of the measure, e.g. in measure one put a Roman Numeral I under the F note; put an F on top to indicate the chord name in the key of ...

Solution Summary

The expert listens to 'Traumerei' (dreaming) from Kinderscrenen by Robert Schumann. Form, melody, harmony, rhythm and texture is discussed.

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