Clara SchumannPianist and composer. Born 13 September 1819. Died 20 May 1896
Clara Schumann Biography (Wikipedia)
Clara Schumann (née Clara Josephine Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896) was a German pianist, composer and piano teacher. She is regarded as one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era, exerting her influence over a 61-year concert career. She changed the format and repertoire of the piano recital from shows of mere virtososity to programs of serious works. She composed a body of work, including solo works for her instrument, a Piano Concerto, chamber music and choral pieces.
She was married to composer Robert Schumann, and the couple had eight children. Together, they encouraged Johannes Brahms and maintained a close relationship with him. She was the first to perform many works by her husband and by Brahms in public. Her international concert tours in Europe began at age eleven with a tour to Paris. After her husband's death, she toured further, especially to Britain, with a focus on chamber music which she frequently performed with the violinist Joseph Joachim. Beginning in 1878, she was an influential piano educator at Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium in Frankfurt, where she attracted international students.
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