MUSIC OF DESIRE
KREISLERIANA
Copyright @ 2000, Iori Fujita, Modified on August 23rd, 2009

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---------This is a fiction.---------

Cipher
A transposition cipher is one in which the letters of the plaintext are retained but are moved from their normal position.
An anagram, such as 'HE'S A SPEAKER.' for 'SHAKESPEARE', is a type of transposition cipher.
Anagram
It is a word or phrase made by transposing the letters of another word or phrase.
A CLAVIER ----------------------- I've Clara.
I am looking at 'A CLAVIER' . You may find ' I've Clara'.
Is that right ? So I can dream of you.
ROMA -------------------------------- AMOR
Clara, imagine that we are living in ' Roma ' the beautiful city of love. You may find ' Amor ' there.

Clara! Be Pure!
KLARA SEI REIN
K R E I S L E R I A N A
KLARA SEI REIN
Clara! Be Pure!

Sometimes Roberto wrote her name as "Klara" instead of "Clara" in his letteres to her.


Clara
Robert always treated me as an object of desire, and at the same time only as a performing pianist for him. I didn't like his way of thinking. I could not endure this kind of thing.

The Illness of Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann came to live and study with Wieck in 1830, and asked permission to marry Clara in 1837; Wieck objected, and did all he could to prevent the wedding before Clara's 21st birthday when she would be legally able without his consent; Robert and Clara filed a lawsuit, and won, but out of spite went ahead and married the day before her birthday, September 12, 1840.

On the day following their wedding, Robert Schumann gave a new diary to Clara for her birthday, recommending that they write and exchange the diary weekly, so that each could pen reflections on music they had heard, projects they were working on, and any personal notes to the other that spoken words could not express. They also wrote about the people they met, those with whom they dined and performed their music.
Robert needed Clara so badly.

Clara and Robert had eight children (ten pregnancies), and their prolific medical history continues to be the subject of many books. Because of the physical and mental instability of her husband, Clara took many of the family responsibilities upon herself. These kept her from practicing, performing, and composing. Also, the proximity of their two pianos often made it impossible for Robert and Clara to work at home simultaneously; they distracted each other. Inevitably, Clara would set her music aside in deference to Robert.

They first lived in Leipzig where they both taught in the Conservatory there; they moved to Dresden in 1844, to Duesseldorf in 1850.
Their children were: Marie (1841-1929), Elise (1843-1928), Julie (1845-72), Emil (1846-47), Ludwig (1848-99), Ferdinand (1849-91), Eugenie (1851-1938), Felix (1854-79).
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) met the Schumanns in 1853, and remained a dear friend of both while they lived.

The circumstance of the 1849 revolution in Dresden vividly illustrates the role that Clara played in their family. When it seemed that Robert might be drafted into the conflict, they evacuated with their first daughter Marie to nearby Maxen and the relative safety of the castle belonging to Friedrich Serre. Clara then returned across battle lines with two other women to retrieve her other three children all this while she was seven months pregnant.

Robert's mental health was poor, and following a suicide attempt in 1854, he was committed to the asylum at Endenich; he is said to have suffered from manic depression and psychosis.

Robert Schumann died in the asylum at Endenich near Bonn on July 29, 1856.


The Wish of Clara

As the daughter of a famous piano teacher Friedrich Wieck, she was gifted from fine training and a heritage of musical talent. Wieck quickly recognized Clara's prodigious talents and developed her career as a piano virtuosa from very early.

Following Robert's death in 1856, Clara devoted herself to editing his works and correspondences, and concertizing widely to support the family. The reason why she did so is that she intended to conceal his secrets. He said something wrong to her many times. But he knew nothing about his own mal intention. Her life was sometimes happy and many times regretful. An abnormal genius and a normal genius, which had to take care of the other?

As Kreisleriana Clara tried to conceal the sexual intention of Robert by throw some letters from him away forever.


The Achievement of Vladimir Horowitz


Recorded in February and December 1969 in New York City
Released in 1970
Paying time about 32 minutes

"I have been a healthy man all through my life.
Anything could not beat me down. The reason which made me decide to play Kreisleriana was not sure even for me. But I did my best for it. In that year, the LP was the best classical hit of the world."

Vladimir Horowitz set the Variations on the Theme by Clara Wieck in advance with Kreisleriana for his LP record. This combination is supernatural. But why?

Horowitz was born in Russia, 1903. He died in New York City, 1989.

What did Vladimir Horowitz say about Robert Schumann and/or Kreisleriana ?

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