To celebrate what would have been her 193rd birthday, Clara Schumann has been given the Google treatment in this charming Doodle. Clara Schumann was a German musician and composer and is considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era.
Clara Schumann, like many artists and musicians, was not widely recognized as a composer until many years after her death. However, as a pianist she made an impression which lasts until today. She was one of the first pianists to perform music from memory, establishing a new standard in piano concerts. Trained by her father to play by ear and to memorize, she gave public performances from memory as early as 13 years old.
“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.” —Clara Schumann.
Listen to Cristina Ortiz playing one of Clara Schumann’s compositions ‘Romance in A Minor’: