The first issue at hand mainly offers a record of the foundation ceremony of the Schumann Forum which took place 8th October 2011 in the ceremonial hall of the University of Bonn. A complete account, including an english translation, is given of the conversation between Christian Gerhaher and Christoph Vratz, which constituted the centre of the event. An abundant selection of newly released recordings, musicbooks,literature and movies from 2011 is presented, each accompaniedby a short english abstract. Furthermore, some of the currentyear’s most outstanding events and musicfestivals related to Schumann are highlighted. Last but not least, the members of the Schumann Network are listed including their contact details, while the ’board of artists’ contains the artists of the newly established Schumann Forum, who are also part of the Schumann Network.
Ingrid Bodsch, Irmgard Knechtges-Obrecht