Clara Wieck Schumann has often been misleadingly referred to as the wife of composer Robert Schumann, and as one of the leading pianists of her day, rather than as a composer in her own right. Beginning in the last quarter of the twentieth century however, her stature as a composer finally became recognized. Still, she cannot by any reasonable measure be ranked as a major composer, owing in great part to her relatively small output. She nonetheless wrote significant compositions in both the keyboard and vocal realms. Had she been able to devote more time to composition -- she was occupied by maternal matters much of the time, having given birth to eight children -- she might well have risen to the artistic heights of her husband. Some of her later works -- the Six Lieder, Op. 23, for instance -- demonstrate considerable subtlety and ...
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 7 1833 22:04 Concerto
Songs (3) from poems of Rückert, for voice & piano, Op. 12 1841 05:23 Vocal Music
Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, for piano in F sharp minor, Op. 20 1853 10:47 Keyboard
Romances (3) for violin & piano, Op. 22 1853 09:51 Chamber Music
Lieder aus Jucunde (6), for voice & piano, Op. 23 1853 07:33 Vocal Music
Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 1846 27:59 Chamber Music
Soirées Musicales, 6 pieces for piano, Op. 6 1834 22:05 Keyboard
Der Mond kommt still gegangen, song for voice & piano, Op. 13/4 1842 02:13 Vocal Music
Scherzo for piano No. 2 in C minor, Op. 14 1841 04:19 Keyboard
Romances (3) for piano, Op. 11 1838 10:59 Keyboard
Das Veilchen ("Ein Veilchen auf der Wiese stand'), song for voice & piano 1853 01:50 Vocal Music
Scherzo for piano No. 1 in D minor, Op. 10 1838 04:56 Keyboard
Pièces Fugitives (4), for piano, Op. 15 1841 12:34 Keyboard
Loreley ("Ich weiss' nicht was soll es bedeuten"), song for voice & piano 1843 02:21 Vocal Music
Ich hab' in deinem Auge, song for voice & piano, Op. 13/5 1843 02:03 Vocal Music
Sie liebten sich beide, song for voice & piano, Op. 13/2 1842 01:59 Vocal Music
Er ist Gekommen in Sturm und Regen, song for voice & piano, Op. 12/2 1841 02:28 Vocal Music
Mein Stern ("O du mein Stern"), song for voice & piano 1846 02:02 Vocal Music
Oh Weh des Scheidens, song for voice & piano 1843 02:20 Vocal Music
Die stille Lotosblume, song for voice & piano, Op. 13/6 1842 02:58 Vocal Music
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