...as your bride, you must indeed dedicate something further to me, and I know of nothing more tender than these 3 Romances, in particular the middle one, which is the most beautiful love duet. It was with these words that Clara Schumann laid claim to the dedication of the Romances which Robert had given her as a Christmas present in 1839. Robert did not, however, consider them to be good or worthy enough of her. Even so, he later counted the Romances amongst his most successful works; in particular, the middle one mentioned above is probably one of his most beautiful and melodic compositions. This Urtext edition has been revised to include the latest in scholarly research and includes an extensive critical report.