More than 160 years after his death, the city of Düsseldorf s going to convert the former home of Robert Schumann into a permanent museum.
Schumann ended his relationship with the city, where he had been music director for four years, with an attempted suicide in February 1854.
The composer was carted off to an insane asylum and the city erased him from public memory, apart from a small placard on his house at Bilkerstrasse 15.
Now it is spending 3.2 million Euros on creating a museum, which will open in 2020. According to some estmates, Schumann composed about one-third of his mature works in the Düsseldorf house.