Hektoen International

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Tag: Robert Schumann

  • Robert Schumann’s hand injury

    James L. Franklin Chicago, Illinois, United States The death of the American pianist Leon Fleisher (1928–2020)1 whose brilliant career as a piano soloist was upended in his mid-thirties by the development of a crippling movement disorder affecting his right hand, brings to mind the composer Robert Schumann whose youthful ambition to become a piano virtuoso was…