• http://www.daniellieberman.org/djlblog/ Daniel Lieberman

    Clara Schumann was Robert Schumann’s wife, not his daughter. He immortalized their love story in his “A Woman’s Life and Love” song cycle in 1840.

  • http://www.facebook.com/loiswingerson Lois Wingerson

    … and having been the subject of his many love-messages via piano, Clara abandoned Robert after he entered a mental institution with an indeterminate depression-like malady. She visited only once over many years, shortly before he died. Meanwhile, there are rumors that she had an affair with his protege, Johannes Brahms, although that can never be confirmed because at her request Brahms burned her letters. The term “Papa Brahms” traces back to Clara’s children, who saw Brahms often and who loved him.