Towards the middle of his life, Schumann experienced a prolonged period in which he became interested in more instrumental formations. He has also written separate pieces for solo piano, but without publishing them first. It was only after the great success of the "Album for the youth" that he took some of them to gather them also in an album. Initially, the collection was to receive the title of "Spreu" (tares), but the publisher was not convinced. Finally part of the 34 pieces in total was published under the title of "Bunte Blätter" and became a great success. As part of our revisions of Schumann's work, we reviewed and corrected this edition according to the current state of the research.
(Note from the Ecuador)