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Träumerei Schumann

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

Träumerei is a beautiful piano piece by Robert Schumann, composed in 1838 as part of his Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) Op. 15. It is the seventh and most famous piece in the collection, and it expresses the joy and innocence of childhood dreams. The title means “Dreaming” or “Reverie” in German, and the music is gentle, lyrical, and melodic. The piece has a simple ABA form, with a contrasting middle section in a minor key that creates a brief moment of sadness or nostalgia. The piece ends with a return to the bright and optimistic mood of the beginning


Träumerei noun (German)

  • dream [noun] a state of being completely occupied by one’s own thoughts

  • Don’t sit there in a dream!

  • reverie [noun] a state of pleasant dreamy thought

  • He was lost in reverie.

The piece be Robert Schumann is part of Kinderszenen Opus.15


The music for this, the piano solo and many other arrangements can be found on this link to the website IMSLP - Sheet music link


Practice Piano Accompaniment at 55 bpm


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Chris Caton-Greasley LLCM(TD) MA (Mus)(Open)

Ethnographic Musicologist, Teacher, Researcher

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