Why did Clara Schumann stop composing?
Clara stopped composing at the young age of 36. In later life she said: “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?”
When was Clara Schumann die?
Clara Schumann played her last public concert in 1891. She died five years later, in 1896, due to complications from a stroke.
What was Clara Schumann’s life like?
She had eight children and took charge of many of the household responsibilities. As the primary breadwinner, Clara Schumann toured and gave concerts virtually her entire life. She set new standards of performance that continue to this day, including the playing of recitals and concertos from memory.