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Author photo. From "Woman's Work in Music," Arthur Elson, 1903 (Project Gutenberg)

From "Woman's Work in Music," Arthur Elson, 1903 (Project Gutenberg)

Clara Schumann (1819–1896)

Author of Schumann: Carnaval for the Piano Op. 9

Includes the names: Clara Schumann, Clara Wieck Schumann, Clara Weick-Schumann

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Clara Schumann, née Wieck, was a child prodigy -- she made her public concert debut at age 9 -- who grew up into of the greatest pianists of the Romantic era. She married the composer Robert Schumann in 1840 after a long battle with her father, and the couple had 8 children. She and her husband were both mentors of Johannes Brahms.
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