THE MUSIC HOUR
A CHILD’S WORLD
When you play, never mind who listens to you.
Robert Schumann, Advice to Young Musicians
The doors of Swedish artist Carl Larsson’s home Lilla Hyttnas are open every summer to visitors from around the world. Compared at times to American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell, Larsson’s endearing depictions of his three sons and four daughters, including teenager Brita at the Piano above, are beloved in both his country as well as internationally.
German Romantic composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856), famed for his musical works, ranging from lieder (or songs) to symphonies, also had a full domestic life. Married to renowned pianist Clara Wieck, Schumann took time to write Advice to Young Musicians: Musical Rules for Home and Life, apparently for the benefit of their eight children.
Carl Larsson, born 1853, died 1919.
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