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Clara Schumann

Clara Josephine Schumann was a German pianist, composer, and piano teacher. Regarded as one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era, she exerted her influence over the course of a 61-year concert career, changing the format and repertoire of the piano recital from displays of virtuosity to programs of serious works. She also composed solo piano pieces, a piano concerto, chamber music, choral pieces, and songs.

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If I have known much trouble in my youth, I have also known much joy.
I wish to lead a life free from care, and I see that I shall be unhappy if I cannot always work at my art.
Treasures are no longer to be got by instrumental art.
There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it.
I cannot be so bad when everybody is so fond of me.
My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less, but in the end doesn't each person give his life for his calling?
The tea is ice-cold, the room grows colder and colder, but I grow warmer and warmer.
Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them? — © Clara Schumann
Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?
My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.
I cannot give a single concert at which I do not play one piece after the other in an agony of terror because my memory threatens to fail me. This fear torments me for days beforehand.
Every man has his faults; I have and so have you - you will allow me to say so!
Is an artist much more than a beggar? — © Clara Schumann
Is an artist much more than a beggar?
I do not want horses or diamonds - I am happy in possessing you.
How often have I actually discovered in myself that enthusiasm raises the artist above himself, how in an ordinary mood one would not have been able to accomplish many of the things for which enthusiasm lends one everything, energy, fire.
I will yield to popular demands only insofar as they do not betray my own convictions.
You appear in the Novelletten in every possible circumstance, in every irresistible form... They could only be written by one who knows such eyes as yours and has touched such lips as yours.
I once believed that I possessed creative talent, but I have given up this idea; a woman must not desire to compose — there has never yet been one able to do it. Should I expect to be the one?
Composing gives me great pleasure... there is nothing that surpasses the joy of creation, if only because through it one wins hours of self-forgetfulness, when one lives in a world of sound.
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