Like so many other nineteenth century musicians, Robert Schumann also wanted to establish himself in Vienna, the capital of music. Although these projects did not materialize, it was during his stay in Vienna in 1839 that the composer wrote a series of valuable piano compositions, in particular the famous Vienna Carnival. Schumann himself calls this work a "romantic collector's item." Musical critics have been very positive about the Carnival: "Humorous flashes of lightning on all sides - on all sides the flares of the spirit and exuberant joy are rising to the sky." The creation of the work in public has only in 1860, after the death of Schumann: his wife, Clara, interprets the Vienna Carnival for the Viennese public, thus contributing to acclimatize the music of Schumann in Danubian country. This brilliant work is still part of the standard piano repertoire today.
(Note from the Ecuador)