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Clara Schumann

Author : Nancy Reich
ISBN : 9780801468292
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This absorbing and award-winning biography tells the story of the tragedies and triumphs of Clara Wieck Schumann (1819–1896), a musician of remarkable achievements. At once artist, composer, editor, teacher, wife, and mother of eight children, she was an important force in the musical world of her time. To show how Schumann surmounted the obstacles facing female artists in the nineteenth century, Nancy B. Reich has drawn on previously unexplored primary sources: unpublished diaries, letters, and family papers, as well as concert programs. Going beyond the familiar legends of the Schumann literature, she applies the tools of musicological scholarship and the insights of psychology to provide a new, full-scale portrait. The book is divided into two parts. In Part One, Reich follows Clara Schumann's life from her early years as a child prodigy through her marriage to Robert Schumann and into the forty years after his death, when she established and maintained an extraordinary European career while supporting and supervising a household and seven children. Part Two covers four major themes in Schumann's life: her relationship with Johannes Brahms and other friends and contemporaries; her creative work; her life on the concert stage; and her success as a teacher. Throughout, excerpts from diaries and letters in Reich's own translations clear up misconceptions about her life and achievements and her partnership with Robert Schumann. Highlighting aspects of Clara Schumann's personality and character that have been neglected by earlier biographers, this candid and eminently readable account adds appreciably to our understanding of a fascinating artist and woman. For this revised edition, Reich has added several photographs and updated the text to include recent discoveries. She has also prepared a Catalogue of Works that includes all of Clara Schumann's known published and unpublished compositions and works she edited, as well as descriptions of the autographs, the first editions, the modern editions, and recent literature on each piece. The Catalogue also notes Schumann's performances of her own music and provides pertinent quotations from letters, diaries, and contemporary reviews.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Clara Schumann

Author : Susanna Reich
ISBN : 0618551603
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the life of the German pianist and composer who made her professional debut at age nine and who devoted her life to music and to her family. Reprint.
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The Complete Correspondence Of Clara And Robert Schumann

Author : Clara Schumann
ISBN : 0820424463
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The third volume of The Complete Correspondence of Clara and Robert Schumann contains letters written by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) and Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896) between January 1840 and March 1851. The letters preceding the couple's wedding in September 1840 document the last phase of Robert's lawsuit against Friedrich Wieck aimed at obtaining permission to marry. They also include comments on Robert's fondness for lieder and his close friendship with Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Liszt. The letters written when Clara went on tour without her husband, for instance to Copenhangen in 1842, revolve around news about her concerts and her reactions to such famous men as Hans Christian Andersen and Niels Gade. The better part of the letters was written by Clara, while Robert is so occupied with his work that his letters are frequently quite brief. The letters in this volume offer a fresh look at a marriage which earlier biographers have described as problematic. Such a view is not borne out by the correspondence in this volume. The Editor: Eva Weissweiler received her Ph.D. in music and German literature in 1974. Her publications include Women Composers over the Past Five Centuries (Komponistinnen aus 500 Jahren), 1981; Fanny Mendelssohn: Italian Diary (Fanny Mendelssohn: Italienisches Tagebuch), 1982; Fanny Mendelssohn: A Portrait in Letters (Fanny Mendelssohn: Ein Portrat in Briefen), 1985; Clara Schumann: A Biography, 1990; The Son of the Cellist (Der Sohn des Cellisten) 1998; and Eradicated (Ausgemerzt), 1999. Dr. Weissweiler is the editor of the original German edition of The Complete Correspondence of Clara and Robert Schumann (Clara/Robert Schumann: Briefwechsel, KritischeGesamtausgabe), (1984 and 1987, volumes I and II respectively). She lives and works in Cologne, Germany. The Translators: Hildegard Fritsch is Emeritus Professor of Modern and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University, Ohio. She received her Ph.D. in German from Cas
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Clara Schumann Piano Music

Author : Clara Schumann
ISBN : 9780486312743
Genre : Music
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Original compilation of the composer's most popular, most mature piano works, including Witches Dance, Op. 5, No. 1; Four Fleeting Pieces, Op. 15; Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 16; Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20; Romance, Op. 11, No. 2; and Three Romances, Op. 21. Selected and with an Introduction by Dr. Nancy B. Reich.
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Clara Schumann

Author : Monica Steegmann
ISBN : UOM:39015060062851
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Clara Schumann was just eighteen she realised 'that I would be unhappy if I were unable to practise my art forever'. She found after her husband Robert Schumann's death, 'how necessary music is in my life - if I had to given it up I should soon perish'. Even when she was seventy, the thought that she might no longer be able to play was completely unbearable: 'How should I go on living if I had to give it up entirely!' Nothing shook her hold on life as strongly as the thought of giving up her music. It was something innate rather than acquired, a form of artistic expression, the language most familiar to her, 'the air in which I breathe. Only music and people could warm my heart' - and in that order.
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Clara Schumann Volume 2

Author : Berthold Litzmann
ISBN : 9781108064163
Genre : Music
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Published in 1913, a two-volume biography, in English translation, of the celebrated concert pianist, teacher and wife of composer Robert Schumann.
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A Passionate Friendship

Author : Clara Schumann
ISBN : UOM:39015059730427
Genre : Composers
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Her Piano Sang

Author : Barbara Allman
ISBN : 9781575051512
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Carolrhoda's best-selling Creative Minds Biographies series appeals to a wide range of readers. Written in story format, these biographies also include inviting black-and-white illustrations. Praise for Her Piano Sang:
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Seven Songs

Author : Clara Schumann
ISBN : UOM:39015033732671
Genre : Music by women composers
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Category: Music by women composers