Clara Schumann

~ Person

Legal name: Clara Wieck


Clara Schumann (née Clara Josephine Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896) was a German musician and composer, considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era. She exerted her influence over a 61-year concert career, changing the format and repertoire of the piano recital and the tastes of the listening public. Her husband was the composer Robert Schumann. Together they encouraged Johannes Brahms. She was the first to perform publicly any work by Brahms. She later premiered some other pieces by Brahms, notably the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Complete Works for Piano, Volume 3 Clara Schumann; Jozef de Beenhouwer 1
1992 Piano Concerto / Piano Trio / 3 Romances Clara Schumann; Veronica Jochum, Bamberger Symphoniker, Joseph Silverstein 2
1993 2 Sonatas for Violin & Piano / 3 Romances op. 22 Robert & Clara Schumann; Fabio Biondi, Luigi Di Ilio 1
1995 Concertos for Piano and Orchestra Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann; Berliner Symphoniker, Gerard Oskamp, Shoko Sugitani 1
1996 BBC Music, Volume 4, Number 9: Clara Schumann, etc. Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Louise Farrenc, Marie Grandval; Ambache Chamber Orchestra & Ensemble, Diana Ambache 1
1996 Secret Whispers Clara Schumann; Double Image 1
1997 Lieder Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann; Barbara Bonney, Vladimir Ashkenazy 1
1997 Robert & Clara Schumann Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann; Lucy Parham, BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth 1
1998 Romanzen (piano: Koenen, oboe: Schellenberger) Clara und Robert Schumann 1
1999 Clara Schumann / Jean Sibelius / Edvard Grieg / Maurice Ravel / Claude Debussy Clara Schumann, Jean Sibelius, Edvard Grieg, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy; Auður Hafsteinsdóttir, Guðríður St. Sigurðardóttir 1
2001 Complete Works for Piano Clara Schumann; Jozef de Beenhouwer 1
2010 Abendmusik Schumann, Brahms, Schumann-Wieck; Claire Désert 1
2013 Johannes Brahms & Clara Schumann Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann; Lisa Batiashvili, Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann 1
2013 Brahms: Violin Sonata no. 1 / R. Schumann: Violin Sonata no. 1 / C. Schumann: Three Romances Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann; Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster 1
Sonata for 2 pianos / Piano Quintet arranged for piano 4 hands Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann / Clara Schumann; Hélène Mercier, Cyprien Katsaris 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Piano Trios Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann; The Dartington Piano Trio 2
1992 Boulanger: D'un matin de printemps / D'un soir triste / Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor / Tailleferre: Concertino for Harp and Orchestra / Mendelssohn: Overture Boulanger, Schumann, Tailleferre, Mendelssohn; The Women's Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta 1
1996 Lieder Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Alma Mahler; Christina Högman, Roland Pöntinen 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 3 Romanzen, Op.21 (Jenny Zaharieva-Maleeva) Clara Schumann 1
2006 Scherzo in D minor, Op. 10 (Jenny Zaharieva-Maleeva) Clara Schumann 1

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