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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…More

Beatrice Rana Interview on Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto

“When I was 14, I studied composition… I recognized the kind of enthusiasm I had when I was that age. It made me feel so close to this person while studying the concerto.” ~Beatrice Rana For the NY Times article, Clara Schumann and Florence Price Get Their Due, I interviewed pianist, Beatrice Rana, who debuted…More

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