Robert Schumann
in F Major, Op. 15 No. 7
from Kinderszenen

The title translates as “Reverie” or “Daydream”; it would be hard to find a better word to describe the innocent, gentle, soothing character and the calm repetitiveness of this music.

ID: 1666
Key: F Major
Year: 1839
Level: 7
Period: Early Romantic
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Träumerei is probably Robert Schumann’s most famous composition. The title, which translates as “Reverie” or “Daydream” is of course very characteristic for a romantic piece of music. Schumann reportedly regarded the titles of Kinderszenen “nothing more than delicate hints for execution and interpretation”, but one has to say that it would be hard to find a better word to describe the innocent, gentle, soothing character and the calm repetitiveness of this music. No real worries enter the mind of the daydreaming child in Träumerei, although Schumann adds a tiny bit of uneasiness to the middle part of the piece, using some mild dissonances and modulations into minor keys.


In 1838 Schumann told his future wife Clara that he had composed "thirty small, droll things", inspired by her comment that he sometimes seemed "like a child". Thirteen of these were to be published in the final version of Kinderszenen. In this collection, Schumann presents us with a peaceful and idyllic view of childhood. The children play, listen to funny stories, ride hobby horses, and sit down by the fireside.

Forum posts about this piece:

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Downloadable piano sheet music from Kinderszenen by Robert Schumann to print: Träumerei Op. 15 No. 7 in F Major (published in 1839)
Träumerei Op. 15 No. 7 in F Major, a composition by the early romantic composer Robert Schumann. The piano score of this piece was first published in 1839 and is part of Kinderszenen by Schumann.