March is Women’s History Month, so let’s celebrate a brilliant female composer and musician, shall we?
Clara Schumann was an incredibly gifted pianist and and composer who led a fascinating life. Her love story with another famous composer is one filled with triumphs and tragedies. In this episode you’ll learn about…
- Her rigid childhood piano practicing routine that earned her the nickname “Queen of Piano”
- Her greatest compositional work, written when she had 4 children underfoot
- How her virtuoso piano skills helped her composer-husband in his career
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Music Listening Schedule for Episode 42
I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with a variety of performances that include the pizzicato technique. Because it’s Women’s History Month, all these performances feature amazing female musicians! Check it out here.
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