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Clara Wieck Schumann

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New beginning and her last years 1856 - 1896

1856
Concert tour to England from April to July.
Robert Schumann dies, July 29.
New concert tours.
Picture of Clara Schumann 1856

1857
The family moves to Berlin.
Concert tours to England and Switzerland.

1858 - 1862
Concert tours to Switzerland, Austria, England, Holland, Belgium, Paris, Brussels.

1863
The family moves to Lichtenthal, Baden-Baden.
Concert tours to Holland, France, Belgium.
Picture of Clara Schumann's cottage in Lichtenthal

1864 - 1871
Concert tours to Russia, Prague, England, Austria, Hungary, Brussels, Holland.
Cadenza for Beethoven's Piano Concerto in C Minor (op. 37)

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1872
Death of her daughter Julie.
Concert tours to England, Austria, Hungary.

1873
The family resettles in Berlin.
Her father Friedrich Wieck dies.
Concert tours to Brussels and England.

1876
Concert tours to Utrecht and London.

1877
Clara begins to edit Robert Schumann's completed works (published 1881 - 1893).
Concert tours to Utrecht, Rotterdam, London, and Basel.

1878
Clara moves to Frankfurt where she becomes a principal teacher of piano at the Hoch Conservatory.
Her fiftieth jubilee as a concert artist is celebrated in Frankfurt and Leipzig.

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1879
Death of her son Felix.
Concert tour to Zürich.
Marsch

1880 - 1887
Concert tours to London (1881, 1882, 1884, 1886, 1887), Utrecht and Basel.

1888
Final concert tour to England, February - March.

1891
Final public concert in Frankfurt, performing Brahm's Variations on a theme of Haydn .
Clara continues to teach at her home.
Her son Ferdinand dies.

1895
Vorspiele, Präludium und Präludien für Schüler

1896
Clara Schumann suffers stroke March 26 and dies May 20.
Picture of Clara Schumann during her last years

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References: cf. Bibliography


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