Happy Birthday Clara Wieck Schumann!

Today is the 191st birthday of Clara Wieck Schumann, piano virtuoso and composer, though she is most often remembered as the wife and supporter of Robert, as well as friend and source of inspiration (and perhaps torment) to Brahms.

Her life and work is truly honored in Nancy Reich’s biography, Clara Schumann: The Artist and the Woman.

In honor of her life and work have a listen to her Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 7: