Badass Women: Clara Schumann

To celebrate Women’s History Month, I’m highlighting awesome women journalists, politicians, warriors, artists, activists, and pioneers from history. Today’s post honors Clara Schumann, an accomplished and prolific Romantic composer.

Reading about Schumann, I was struck by this passage her husband once wrote in his diary:

“Clara has composed a series of small pieces, which show a musical and tender ingenuity such as she has never attained before. But to have children, and a husband who is always living in the realm of imagination, does not go together with composing. She cannot work at it regularly, and I am often disturbed to think how many profound ideas are lost because she cannot work them out.”

Read more about Clara Schumann here.

Thank you, Clara Schumann!

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Photos: Tribune and Petrucci Music Library.

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