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What are Clara Schumann’s greatest works?

One of the most searched questions about Clara is… What are Clara Schumann’s best works? Because Clara was an epically self-critical composer, (famously so) she didn’t publish anything unless she knew it was good—damn good. Her standards were impossibly high, so it’s no exaggeration to say there’s greatness in all of Clara Schumann’s works. But…

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Clara Schumann

This post written in conjunction with research from Hensel Pushers. Composer and pianist, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Clara Wieck-Schumann had an uncanny amount in common. Their artistic lives worked in parallel during the 1830s and 40s, in separate cities without meeting until the last months of Hensel’s life. They promoted similarly undervalued repertoire, shared a deep…

Student’s Reaction to Clara Wieck’s Concerto: Hearing It LIVE for the First Time

“This all led me to reading about her life, which evolved into me wanting to compose just like her.” Stellaria Ciampolini Vukelić learned about Clara Wieck’s Piano Concerto around the same age as the composer herself began writing it – age 13. For reference, *I* Sarah Fritz didn’t learn of its existence until I was…