Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso

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By Susanna Reich
Publisher Clarion Books
Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso
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A piano prodigy, Clara Schumann made her professional debut at the age of nine and had embarked on her first European concert tour by the time she was twelve. Clara charmed audiences with her soulful playing throughout her life. Music was a constant source of inspiration and support for this strong and resilient woman. After the death of her husband, Robert Schumann, Clara continued her brilliant career and supported their eight children. Clara Schumanns extraordinary story is supplemented with her letters and diary entries, some of which have never before been published in English. Gorgeous portraits and photographs show the members of Claras famous musical community and Clara herself from age eight to seventysix. Index, chronology.

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13362 words13,362 words
128 pages128 pages
Lexile 1060LLexile 1060L
Grade 5 to 8Grade 5 to 8
Published 1999Published 1999

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