Her Piano Sang: A Story about Clara Schumann

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Millbrook Press, Aug 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
At the age of nine, Clara Wieck gave her first public performance as a concert pianist. She played beautifully. When the concert was over, she felt as if she were dancing on a cloud. As she grew older, Clara's concerts took her all over Europe. Audiences adored her, and she became friends with other famous musicians—including her father's student, Robert Schumann. Robert and Clara fell in love and eventually married. Robert took some of Clara's melodies and shaped them into compositions, and Clara performed his pieces, introducing them to new audiences. Throughout her life, Clara Schumann's performances set the standard for piano music. The greatest composers of her time—impressed with the power and beauty of her playing—wrote music for her. Clara was a pianist, composer, and mentor, as well as an inspiration to the romantic movement that was her life. She made the piano sing.
 

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Clara (Wieck) Schumann was surrounded by music her entire life; her father devoted himself to grooming her as a concert pianist, and she became a virtuoso performer, playing her first concert at age ... Read full review

Contents

Debut
7
First Notes
10
Crescendo
15
Butterflies And Blossoms
24
Seeking New Harmonies
31
The Perfect Language Of The Soul
44
Enduring Music Enduring Love
53
Afterword
59
Recordings
60
Bibliography
62
Index
63
Back Cover
66
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