Clara Schumann by Susanna Reich
Piano Virtuoso

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A piano prodigy, Clara Schumann made her professional debut at the age of nine and had embarked on her first European concert tour by the time she was twelve. Clara charmed audiences with her soulful playing throughout her life. Music was a constant source of inspiration and support for this strong and resilient woman. After the death of her husband, Robert Schumann, Clara continued her brilliant career and supported their eight children. Clara Schumann's extraordinary story is supplemented with her letters and diary entries, some of which have never before been published in English. Gorgeous portraits and photographs show the members of Clara's famous musical community and Clara herself from age eight to seventy-six. Index, chronology.

About Susanna Reich

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Susanna Reich is the author of "Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso, " which was named an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. A former professional dancer, Ms. Reich lives with her family in Ossining, New York.
Published April 19, 1999 by Clarion Books. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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