February 5, 2020 at 10:26am By Olivia Flores Alvarez Houstonia https://www.houstoniamag.com/arts-and-culture/2020/02/houston-symphony-s-new-schumann-festival-explores-the-composer-s-genius-and-mental-illness
ROBERT SCHUMANN WAS one of the Romantic era’s most prolific and gifted composers. He was also very likely bipolar, says Dr. Richard Kogan, artistic director of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program in New York City.
“Schumann may be the best representative of genius and mental illness,” Kogan tells Houstonia, noting that many artists used creative expression to grapple with emotional disorders. “Schumann had very rapid mood swings but there Read More