Adolescence in Zwickau: featuring
several views of the city from Robert Schumann's time, pictures
of his parents and acquaintances from his youth, plus display cases
with approx. 300 books from the publishing side of his father's
Room 2 - Bachelor Years
Bachelor years 1828-1839: with
documents on Schumann's stays in Southern Germany, the early Leipzig
piano works and the new Journal of Music as well as a table piano
by the Dresden piano maker Rosenkranz (circa. 1840).
Games' Corner on the gallery of
the Winter Garden with composer's memory and a game on Leipzig's
Room 3 - Bridal
Bridal time: with manuscripts
and first editions from the Year of Songs and pictures from the
time of the marriage of Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck. The room
also serves as a music listening room with a constantly changing
selection of interesting recordings of Schumann works and those
of his acquaintances.
Room 4 - Married
Life in Leipzig
Married life in Leipzig 1840-1844:
to the right, a bust of Schumann's friend Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy,
on the back wall, an oil painting of Clara Schumann (1844).
A Bösendorfer grand piano with the Viennese action
preferred by Clara Schumann at the time.
Room 5 - The Dresden
Dresden years 1844-1850: with
pictures of his patrons, the Serres, Marie Wieck and Marie Schumann
as well as Hiller, documents on Schumann's activities as a conductor
at the first Zwickau Schumann Festival of 1847.
Room 6 and 7 - The Rhine
Rhine years 1850-56 and Consequences
1856-1896: to the left, next to the door frame, the famous portrait
of Clara Schumann in later life by Franz von Lenbach, adjacent
portraits of the Schumann children.
Schumann's birth room with instruments
and furniture from the estate of Robert and Clara Schumann, including
Schumann's desk with his personal journals and musical scores along
with busts and portraits placed here by him of his idols Johann
Sebastian Bach, Georg Frederic Handel and Ludwig