Clara Weick Schumann: Pianist, Pedagogue, Composer, Legend
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Clara Wieck Schumann was one of the most illustrious musicians of the past two centuries. For most of the 20th century, the story of her long engagement and eventual marriage to Robert Schumann had become the main focus of her fame. The increasing interest in all aspects of her life and work over recent decades, and the realisation of the extent of her achievements as a woman in the male-dominated society of the 19th century, has led to her present iconic status. The Paper is divided into two parts; the first giving an overview of her performing, teaching and composing careers, and the second offering the author's comments on works suitable for teaching. At the end of the Paper are the informal comments on Wieck-Schumann's piano works handed out to Conference participants.
Proceedings of the 8th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference
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