Pianist, Clara Schumann, Google Logo

Google has a special global Google logo, Doodle, for Clara Schumann. Clara Schumann was born 193 years ago today in Germany and is well known for her work as a composer and as a Pianists.

In fact, Wikipedia writes she is known as the most “distinguished pianists of the Romantic era.” In her long career, she changed the profession and art by adapting the format and repertoire of the piano recital. She was one of the first to perform from memory, which is now a standard and she was one of the first to perform publicly the works of Brahms.

She mostly played Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Schumann – much of her father’s work.

Google is recognizing her accomplishments with a special Google Doodle. The Doodle shows a piano with children playing around her, of course with the Google letters.

Schumann died from a stroke on May 20, 1896 at the aged of 76 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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  • 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.

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