Robert Schumann
Op. 15

About Robert Schumann's Kinderszenen

Kinderszenen was one of the projects Schumann worked on during the spring of 1838 to get through a difficult period of separation from his fiancée,
Clara Wieck, who was on tour as a pianist and whose father objected to the idea of her marriage to the composer. In March of that year, Schumann wrote to Clara, "I have been waiting for your letter and have in the meantime filled several books with pieces.... You once said to me that I often seemed like a child, and I suddenly got inspired and knocked off around 30 quaint little pieces....
I selected several and titled them Kinderszenen. You will enjoy them, though you will need to forget that you are a virtuoso when you play them."
The collection, perhaps the most popular of Schumann´s compositions, captures the innocence of childhood and evokes its feelings and dreams in a quite wonderful way. The seventh piece of the set, Träumerei is one of the most famous piano pieces ever written: it exists in myriad forms and transcriptions, and has been a favourite encore of many pianists.

Preview TitleKey Year Level
1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen Op. 15 No. 1  in G Major by Schumann piano sheet music AAB 1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen 23 G Major 1839 5
2. Kuriose Geschichte Op. 15 No. 2  in D Major by Schumann piano sheet music AAC 2. Kuriose Geschichte 7 D Major 1839 6
3. Hasche-Mann Op. 15 No. 3  in B Minor by Schumann piano sheet music AAD 3. Hasche-Mann 36 B Minor 1839 8
4. Bittendes Kind Op. 15 No. 4  in D Major by Schumann piano sheet music AAE 4. Bittendes Kind 7 D Major 1839 7
5. Glückes genug Op. 15 No. 5  in D Major by Schumann piano sheet music AAF 5. Glückes genug 7 D Major 1839 7
6. Wichtige Begebenheit Op. 15 No. 6  in A Major by Schumann piano sheet music AAG 6. Wichtige Begebenheit 29 A Major 1839 7
7. Träumerei Op. 15 No. 7  in F Major by Schumann piano sheet music AAH 7. Träumerei 17 F Major 1839 7
8. Am Kamin Op. 15 No. 8  in F Major by Schumann piano sheet music AAI 8. Am Kamin 17 F Major 1839 7
9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd Op. 15 No. 9  in C Major by Schumann piano sheet music AAJ 9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd 1 C Major 1839 8
10. Fast zu ernst Op. 15 No. 10  in G-sharp Minor by Schumann piano sheet music AAK 10. Fast zu ernst 26 G-sharp Minor 1839 7
11. Fürchtenmachen Op. 15 No. 11  in E Minor by Schumann piano sheet music AAL 11. Fürchtenmachen 14 E Minor 1839 7
12. Kind im Einschlummern Op. 15 No. 12  in E Minor by Schumann piano sheet music AAM 12. Kind im Einschlummern 14 E Minor 1839 6
13. Der Dichter spricht Op. 15 No. 13  in G Major by Schumann piano sheet music AAN 13. Der Dichter spricht 23 G Major 1839 6

Forum posts about the Kinderszenen by Robert Schumann

Properly learning pieces without guidance by rtheunissen
Dear people, Because it is summer break right now, I don't have weekly piano lessons. They stopped about a month ago, and in a few week...

Tempi in Schumann's Kinderszenen by rtheunissen
Dear all, One of the goals I've set for myself this coming summer is to learn the complete set of Schumann's Kinderszenen. The only...

'Easy' pieces on the side? by rtheunissen
What are some 'easier' but still really enjoyable pieces to learn on the side (while learning a larger/more difficult piece) to keep...

The Hidden Theme in Schumann's Kinderszenen by fredviner
Hi everyone, hope you're well. Very excited to share my latest video on the hidden theme in Schumann's Kinderszenen. Would love to...

R. Schumann - Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 1 in G Major by bayhalt
ZENA (Kseniia Prostitova) | R. Schumann - Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 1 in G Major, Von fremden Landern und Menschen fsSDfcgz18Q ...

[Video] Schumann - Traumerei by mc_86420
As much as I enjoy exploring lesser-known works, this is one of those super-popular pieces that I couldn't resist learning! Hope you ...

[Video] Schumann - Kinderszenen Op.15, "Scenes from Childhood" by lafo
The entire set of Schumann - Kinderszenen Op.15 with sheet music :)

Schumann - Op. 15 - Scenes from Childhood by
Hi All, Please find below the YouTube playlist for my newly recorded Kinderszenen cycle:

Schumann: Barenreiter or Henle by tmcevoy213
I'm getting into Schumann and looking to pick up nice editions of some solo piano works (Album for the Young, Scenes from Childhood, Kr...

schumanns kinderszenen by gradedpiano
could anyone tell me what grade the pieces included in schumanns kinderszenen are, mainly about strange lands and people. Im going to play a...

kinderszenen by chopin_89
has anybody used the collection kinderszenen (schumann) regularly as a teaching tool? if anyone who is familiar with teaching the collection...

Schumann's Kinderszenen Op. 15 by tds
From CD "Scenes of Childhood" (Teguh Sukaryo, pianist). Jakarta, 2010. Copyright reserved No. 2, 3, 7 (traumerei) and 9...

Schumann Scenes from Childhood suggestions - please by percycat
Hello Everyone, This is my first post. : ) I am learning #1 (Of Foreign Lands and People) and #7 (Traumerei) and would like a recommendatio...

Schumann's Kinderzenen Op. 15 (Dedicated to Bernhard) by tds
part of my national tour in indonesia where the good majority of the population don't really know classical music. i will post the rest...

Schumann piano pieces - advice by franz_
Hello everyone, I plan to take my first Schumann piano piece (I only played his first Violin Sonata) I'm still searching, I had a look...