The Merry Farmer


Introduction

Schumann’s piano music is a joy to play – it is full of inspiration, fantastic contrasts in mood and character as well as beautiful melodies and breathtakingly beautiful harmonies. He wrote Album for the Young for his three daughters in 1848. It contains 43 short pieces suitable for the beginner level. The Merry Farmer, Returning from Work (also called Fröhlicher Landmann von der Arbeit zurückkebrend) is a very open, jolly piece in F Major – with no hint of the minor. Our farmer is obviously contented after his day’s work and presumably looking forward to a hearty meal when he...

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