Clara Schumann

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Birthday
13, 1819
Birthplace
Leipzig, Germany
Death Date
May 20, 1896 (76)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1819
Birthplace
Leipzig, Germany
Death Date
May 20, 1896 (76)

About

Greatly admired pianist of the Romantic era who had an influential 61-year concert career that revolutionized the piano recital.

Before Fame

She embarked on a concert tour throughout Europe in 1830 when she was 11. Attendance at her Paris stop was ruined by a cholera outbreak.

Trivia

She did not hold Franz Liszt or Richard Wagner in high esteem, believing Wagner's compositions to be horrible and repugnant.

Family Life

Her mother, Marianne Wieck, was a successful Leipzig singer, and her father, Friedrich, was a piano and voice teacher who monopolized his daughter's career.

Associated With

She was married to legendary composer Robert Schumann.