Robert Schumann is well-known for being the composer who threw himself into the Rhine River in a failed suicide attempt. Yet when Schumann was 30 years old, he was happier than he'd ever been.
Happy enough to write his very first symphony, in fact.
On this week's Learning to Listen, hear Schumann's Symphony No. 1, subtitled "Spring", along with another famous composer's treatment of springtime: Claude Debussy.
And while we're at it, what pieces of music make you think of spring?