That's exactly the problem, Anne. They are influential. A lot of young beginning listeners who might read this stuff are apt to avoid Schumann because of Dr. Wright's rants. The great Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter's (and many other's!) favorite composer was Schumann. Is that opinion also worthy of dissemination?
Curious---that lovers of the music of Handel, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, even Wagner---don't find it necessary to belittle Schumann as do the "Super-Brahmsians" like Dr. Wright. One for the psychologists!
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