Schumann : Album für die Jugend, op. 68
Robert Schumann's Album für die Jugend, op. 68 [Album for the Young] was composed in 1848 and first published in 1849.
This album contains 43 short descriptive piano pieces of high artistic value, which Schumann composed expressly for young people.
Schumann's Album for the Young belongs to the Romantic period.
It can be labelled as program music, as it musically depicts various images (Soldiers' March, The Happy Farmer, The Poor Orphan) or evokes moods and emotions (First Sorrow, Remembrance, Wintertime).