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Participants in The World of Robert Schumann

The following musicians, biographers, and commentators were interviewed by John C. Tibbetts expressly for this series.


Elly Ameling, soprano
Emanuel Ax, pianist
Dalton Baldwin, pianist
Hermann Baumann, horn player
George Boelzner, pianist
Anner Bylsma, cellist
Katherine Ciesinski, singer
Christinane Edinger, violinist
Jose Feghali, pianist
Peter Frankl, pianist
Jan De Gaetani, singer
Bernard Greenhouse, cellist
Youri Egerov, pianist
Malcolm Frager, pianist
Thomas Hampson, singer
Margaret Hillis, choral conductor
Leslie Howard, pianist
Warren Jones, pianist
Martin Katz, pianist
Constance Keene, pianist
Anton Kuerti, pianist
Garrick Ohlsson, pianist
Jean-Bernard Pommier, pianist
Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor
David Schifren, clarinetist
Arnold Steinhardt, violinist
John Taras, ballet impresario
Charles Wadsworth, conductor
Eugenia Zuckerman, flutist/ Arts
Vladimir Ashkenazy, pianist
Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist
Tzimon Barto, pianist
Philippe Bianconi, pianist
Franz Brueggen, conductor
Victoria Bond, conductor
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Christoph Eschenbach, pianist/ conductor
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, singer
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Richard Goode, pianist
Joerg Demus, pianist
Lucas Foss, composer/ conductor
Claude Frank, pianist
Lynn Harrell, cellist
Thomas Zehetmair, violinist
Eugene Istomin
Gilbert Kalish, pianist
Paul Katz, cellist
Walter Klien, pianist
Israela Margalit, pianist
Ivo Pogorelich, pianist
Charles Rosen, pianist
Heinrich Schiff, cellist
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Richard Stolzman, clarinetist
The Tokyo String Quartet
Peter Zazofsky, violinist
Andras Schiff

Biographers, Critics, Scholars, and Commentators

Styra Avins. Author of Johannes Brahms: Life and Letters.

Jacques Barzun, University Professor Emeritus, Columbia University. Author of Berlioz and the Romantic Century, Classic Romantic and Modern, The Energies of Art, etc.

Paul F. Boller, Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson Chair of History, Texas Christian University. Author of American Thought in Transition.

Martin Bookspan, New York music critic and commentator for the New York Philharmonic Radio Broadcasts.

Simon Callow, stage and screen actor. The original “Mozart” for the London stage production of Amadeus and author of Shooting the Actor.

Joan Chissell, former Music Critic for the London Times and biographer of Robert and Clara Schumann.

John Daverio, Professor of Music, Boston University. Author of Schumann: Herald of a New ‘Poetic’ Age and Crossing Paths.

Albrecht Duemling, music critic and author of Schumann and the Heine Songs.

David Epstein, Professor of Music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and conductor of the MIT Symphony. Author of Orpheus: Questions of Interpretation.

John Fetzer, Professor of German, University of California-Davis. Author of Romantic Orpheus.

David Ferris, Professor of Musicology, Rice University. Author of Schumann’s Eichendorff “Liederkreis” and the Genre of the Romantic Cycle.

Rufus Hallmark, Director of the Aaron Copland School of Music. Author of The Genesis of Schumann’s “Dichterliebe.”

Kern Holoman, Professor of Music, University of California-Davis. Author of Berlioz.

Paul Hume, Emeritus Music Critic of The Washington Post.

Lawrence Kramer, Professor of English and Music, Fordham University. Author of Musical Meaning.

Hugh Macdonald, Professor of Music, Washington University. Author of Berlioz.

Gerd Nauhaus, Director of the Robert-Schumann-Haus, Zwickau.

Wolfgang Nehring, Professor of German Literature, UCLA. Editor of numerous German editions of the works of E.T.A. Hoffmann and Wilhelm Wackenroder.

Peter Ostwald, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Author of Schumann: The Inner Voices.

Leon Plantinga, Professor of Music, Yale University. Author of Schumann as Critic and Romantic Music.

Henry Pleasants. Author of The Musical World of Robert Schumann and The Great Singers.

Nancy B. Reich. Author of Clara Schumann: The Artist and the Woman.

Walter Salmen, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Innsbruck. Author of The Dance in the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries, and The Concert: A History.

Eric Sams. Author of The Songs of Robert Schumann, The Songs of Hugo Wolf, and The Songs of Johannes Brahms.

Maurice Sendak. Author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Where the Wild Things Are.

Michael Steinberg, music critic for The Boston Globe and Artistic Advisor to the San Francisco Symphony.

Ronald Taylor, Professor of German at the University of Sussex. Author of E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Romantic Tradition in Germany, and Robert Schumann: His Life and Work.

Virgil Thomson, Music Critic Emeritus of The New York Herald Tribune. Author of The State of Music and Music Right and Left.

R. Larry Todd, Professor of Music, Duke University. Author of Mendelssohn and
Mendelssohn and His World.

Alan Walker, Professor Emeritus of Music at McMaster University, Ontario. Author of Robert Schumann: The Man and His Music, and Franz Liszt: The Man and His Music.

Simon Williams, Professor of German Literature, University of California-Santa Barbara. Author of Shakespeare on the German Stage.

Robert Winter, Professor of Music at UCLA and former editor of 19th-Century Music. Author of Beethoven, Performers and Critics and The Romantic Piano.

© John C. Tibbetts 2004


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