1st Picture: Clara Schumann
2nd Picture: Robert Schumann and his wife, Clara, a celebrated pianist
The life of Clara Schumann
Sie heißt Clara Schumann.
Ihr vater heißt Friedrich Wieck.
Ihre Mutter heißt Marianne Wieck.
geboren am 13. September 1819.
gestorben am 20. Mai 1896.
geboren im Leipzig, Deutschland.
gestorben im Frankfurt am Main, Deuschland.
Ihr Beruf ist Klavierspieler.
Ihr Mann Robert Schumann, war ihr Zeitgenosse.
Accomplishments and Interesting Information
She published 23 works, which received positive responses despite them being small to nineteenth-century standards.
The piano trio in g minor of 1846 was her greatest piano composition.
She gained international acclaim when she moved to Berlin in 1857, she was considered one of the best musicians of Berlin.
She made 20 trips into England, where she was popular, as well as Russia because of her compositions.
She helped Brahm's and Robert's status in the piano repertory by performing their pieces due to financial motivation, her piano performences during those trips eventualy led her to be known as Europe's Queen of the Piano.
She taught five pupils: Fanny Davies, Ilona Eibenschutz, Adelina de Lara, Nathalie Janotha, and Carl Friedberg.
She was close friends with Brahms when Robert Schumann was in an asylum due to his aggression and becoming delusional.
Clara taught piano at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1878.
Clara almost stopped composing completely after her husband died.
Many people found her an extremely compelling figure, she was a great pianist and teacher as well as one of the most brillant women of the 19th century. She wrote pieces with Robert Schumann, which their works gradually grew overtime.
Articles and images Citations
"Clara Schumann." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Vol. 26. Detroit: Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.
Page, Tim. "CLARA SCHUMANN AND HER PUPILS." New York Times 26 Apr. 1987. Biography in Context. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.
"Clara Schumann." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Vol. 26. Detroit: Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.
Wagner, David Paul. "Robert Schumann Pictures." Robert Schumann Pictures. Music with Ease, 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.