Clara Schumann: Volume 1: An Artist's Life, Based on Material Found in Diaries and Letters

Clara Schumann: Volume 1: An Artist's Life, Based on Material Found in Diaries and Letters

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Overview

Clara Schumann (1819–1896), child prodigy, celebrated concert pianist, composer, and friend of Brahms, was also the wife of composer Robert Schumann. Her father Friedrich Wieck's implacable opposition to their marriage, the sublime music she inspired in Schumann and his tragic death at a cruelly young age underlie one of music's great romances. The German literary historian Berthold Litzmann (1857–1926) first published his biography in three volumes between 1902 and 1908, based on the diaries and letters of Robert and Clara Schumann. Appearing in 1913, this two-volume English translation by Grace Hadow (1875–1940) is an abridged version of the German fourth edition, offering a lucid portrait of a central figure in nineteenth-century European musical life. A preface is provided by the translator's elder brother, William Henry Hadow (1859–1937), the music historian. Volume 1 covers the years 1819 to 1850.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108064156
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/05/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Music
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 534
Sales rank: 769,500
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's preface; Author's preface; Errata; 1. Childhood 1819–34; 2. Hoarfrost 1834–5; 3. Lost and found 1836–7; 4. Youthful fame 1837–8; 5. Hopes and projects 1838–9; 6. In foreign lands 1839–40; 7. Final struggles 1839–40; 8. April showers and sunshine 1840–4; 9. Silent growth 1844–50; Index.

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