Clara Schumann

1819 - 1896

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Clara Josephine Schumann ([ˈklaːʁa ˈʃuːman]; née Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896) 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 (her Op. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clara Schumann has received more than 1,445,118 page views. Her biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Clara Schumann is the 14th most popular musician (up from 19th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Germany (up from 124th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Musician.

Clara Schumann is most famous for being a pianist and composer. She was the first woman to be recognized as a great pianist.

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Among musicians, Clara Schumann ranks 14 out of 2,675Before her are Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Ringo Starr, and Leopold Mozart. After her are George Harrison, Elton John, Arcangelo Corelli, Madonna, Ray Charles, and Brian May.

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Among people born in 1819, Clara Schumann ranks 4Before her are Queen Victoria, Gustave Courbet, and Jacques Offenbach. After her are Albert, Prince Consort, Herman Melville, Léon Foucault, Walt Whitman, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, John Ruskin, and Hippolyte Fizeau. Among people deceased in 1896, Clara Schumann ranks 3Before her are Alfred Nobel and Paul Verlaine. After her are Anton Bruckner, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, William Morris, Otto Lilienthal, August Kekulé, Hippolyte Fizeau, John Everett Millais, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Naser al-Din Shah Qajar.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Clara Schumann ranks 104 out of 5,289Before her are Heinrich Böll (1917), William Herschel (1738), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Walter Benjamin (1892), and Carl von Clausewitz (1780). After her are Albert, Prince Consort (1819), Carl Orff (1895), Erich Honecker (1912), Helmut Kohl (1930), Alfred Wegener (1880), and Baron Munchausen (1720).

Among MUSICIANS In Germany

Among musicians born in Germany, Clara Schumann ranks 2Before her are Leopold Mozart (1719). After her are Hans von Bülow (1830), James Last (1929), Till Lindemann (1963), Florian Schneider (1947), Frank Farian (1941), Wilhelm Kempff (1895), Klaus Nomi (1944), André Previn (1929), Rudolf Schenker (1948), and Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (1806).