Clara Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 7 – Allegro maestoso

Her husband now has more fame and glory, but in their day, he was known as “Clara’s husband.”  He once lamented, “But to have children, and a husband who is always living in the realm of imagination, does not go together with composing. She cannot work at it regularly, and I am often disturbed to think how many profound ideas are lost because she cannot work them out.”

“Your early lovemaking reminded too much of Beethoven, but I feel, dear B, that you have really come into your own. Now, from the top. Allegro vivace. Fortissimo.”

Clara Schumann to Johannes Brahms over cigarettes, February 1856

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