Schumann Romances

Robert Schumann's monument in Zwickau. (Unukorno/Wikimedia Commons)

The Romances for clarinet and piano by Robert Schumann is one of those pieces that you cherish during your whole life. I first practiced this work when I was about 17: it’s not that difficult in a technical way, but on the musical level, the phrasings, the breathing and so on, it’s quite a challenge. Furthermore it’s a beautiful piece to enjoy and play it together with a really good pianist.

You can download the sheet music for free in our clarinet music library! Just search for “Schumann” and you will easily find the “Romanzen”. Get a look there and browse our clarinet library, download the piece, watch the video below and enjoy!



  1. Brenda says:

    I played the second movement of this piece for an audition. This piece is an essential work for a clarinet player and I agree its one that is cherished. I always refer back to it and play it from time to time.

  2. jeff says:

    execellent.. but never mind the clarinet what about the clarinetist

    • Mary says:

      Hi Jeff,

      the clarinetist seems to be Kathy Williams-DeVries from Brisbane, Australia. I have to say I like her interpretation!

  3. Gabby says:

    absolutely amazing. I love love love that beautiful sound. I am 14 and have been working on difficult clarinet pieces a lot lately, and i must say i really enjoy this one. would love to learn it

  4. david reesey says:

    sorry cant seem to get the sound to work.. i am sure its a nice piece,, i am proud to be part of a clarinet family,, i enjoy playing more to the sound of rock blues or just sitting on my roof top at sun set playing what i feel thank you for your ear love dave

  5. Patricia says:

    I can’t seem to find the video so that I can hear this piece. My first visit to the site so perhaps that’s why I don’t seen it anywhere. Can anyone help me find it on the site?

    • Mary says:

      Dear Patricia, must have disappeared by mistake during a recent update. Sorry about that. I made it available again. Please revisit and enjoy. All the best. Mary.

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