Schumann's crazy love for Ernestine von Fricken, who was barely 18 years old, lasted only a few months, although this bond first turned into a secret betrothal. And yet, it is to this connection that we owe one of the most played compositions of Schumann. Some of the 21 character pieces are named after characters from the commedia dell'arte, others from fictional characters, such as Florestan and Eusebius, for whom Schumann recognized his dual nature. In the detailed commentary accompanying this revised and revised edition, the publisher reveals the relationships between the different characters and the concrete people around Schumann and what lies behind the repetitive series of notes repeated several times. do-si or the-mib-do-si.
(Note from the Ecuador)