Clara Schumann Piano Music

Author: Clara Schumann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 64

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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.

Clara Schumann

The Artist and the Woman

Author: Nancy B. Reich

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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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facing female artists in the nineteenth century, Nancy B. Reich has drawn on previously unexplored primary sources: unpublished diaries, letters, and family papers, as well as concert programs.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.

At the Piano with Robert and Clara Schumann

For Intermediate to Advanced Piano

Author: Robert Schumann

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 691

This edition will assist piano students in achieving a better, more stylistically correct interpretation of some of Robert and Clara Schumann's finest keyboard music written at the intermediate to advanced levels.

Clara Schumann

Piano Virtuoso

Author: Susanna Reich

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

View: 873

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.

Clara Schumann: Volume 1

An Artist's Life, Based on Material Found in Diaries and Letters

Author: Berthold Litzmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 534

View: 865

Published in 1913, a two-volume biography, in English translation, of the celebrated concert pianist, teacher and wife of composer Robert Schumann.

Clara Schumann: Volume 2

An Artist's Life, Based on Material Found in Diaries and Letters

Author: Berthold Litzmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 484

View: 581

Published in 1913, a two-volume biography, in English translation, of the celebrated concert pianist, teacher and wife of composer Robert Schumann.