Clara Schumann Autograph

SKU: 8008860

Sale price$1,225.49


Autograph letter signed, one page, 5,25 x 8,25 inch, 20.02.1889, in German, to the State Council, which she refuses to come to in the evening because she is too overworked by the current heavy work during the day, written and signed in black ink "Clara Schumann", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a picture of Clara Schumann (altogether 11,75 x 9 inch), with intersecting letter folds, and mild foxing - in fine condition. 

Further Information on the person

(1819-1896) German musician and composer, considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era.

Year of Birth: 1819

Biography (AI generated)

Clara Schumann was a renowned German pianist and composer, and was born in Leipzig, Germany on September 13th, 1819. She was the daughter of Friedrich Wieck, a piano teacher and composer, and Marianne Tromlitz, a singer. Clara's father was very strict in her musical education and encouraged her to practice up to 8 hours a day. She began composing music at a very early age, and at the age of 9 she wrote her first published song.

Clara was an accomplished pianist by the age of 11 and had already performed in public. As a young adult, she toured extensively throughout Europe, playing concerts and giving lectures. Her repertoire included works by many of the great classical composers such as Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert. She was also the first woman to perform a piano concerto by Johannes Brahms.

Clara's fame as a composer grew throughout her career and she was considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the Romantic era. Her compositions included works for solo piano, chamber music, choral music and lieder. She also wrote several operas, including her most famous work, Der Rose Pilgerfahrt.

Clara was also an advocate for the rights of women in music. She was the founder of the Association for the Promotion of Women's Musical Interests, which promoted the works of female composers and musicians. She also wrote several essays on the subject of female emancipation in music.

In 1840, Clara married Robert Schumann, a composer and pianist. The two had an extremely close relationship and it is thought that Clara was a great influence on Robert's work. They had eight children together and Clara continued to compose and perform music while raising their family.

Clara Schumann was an important and influential figure in the music world. She was an accomplished pianist and composer who wrote some of the most beautiful and expressive music of the Romantic era. She was also an advocate for the rights of women in music and an inspiration to generations of female musicians.

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