One of the most exceptional female artists of the 19th century celebrates her 200th birthday in 2019. The acknowledged Clara Schumann expert Ragna Schirmer has devoted a special act of homage to her artistic predecessor, taking two original concert programmes selected from Clara’s decades of concert performance and recording them to provide insight into the life and work of this very special woman.

In 1847, Clara and her husband Robert Schumann gave a matinee concert in the Berlin salon of Fanny Hensel. The programme featured two songs and the premiere performances of the piano quartet by Robert and the piano trio by Clara Schumann. 25 years later, on a tour of England, she played a solo piano recital (an unusual practice at that time) featuring all the works that meant most to her: her husband’s “Scenes from Childhood” and works by Beethoven, Scarlatti, Chopin, Brahms and Mendelssohn, a programme that delighted her audience.

She was announced as “Madame Schumann”. From over 1300 printed programmes, collected and preserved by the celebrated pianist over the course of her performing career, Ragna Schirmer opted for just these two. “The number of great works she studied and performed in the course of her life is quite amazing,” says Ragna Schirmer. “Another thing that fascinated me was the form, sequence and planning of her concerts. She played alongside the most important musicians of her time and most of her concerts reveal themselves to be varied compilations of different music genres.”

Ragna Schirmer has long been recognized for her intimate engagement with the life of Clara Schumann. In April 2019, she will receive the Robert Schumann Prize of the City of Zwickau. “I have all her diaries at home, I have all her letters at home, I have all the biographies ever written, her children’s reminiscences … I find it incredibly exciting to be involved with this life and I regard her as an essential role model.”

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One of the most exceptional female artists of the 19th century celebrates her 200th birthday in 2019. The acknowledged Clara Schumann expert Ragna Schirmer has devoted a special act of homage to her artistic predecessor, taking two original concert programmes selected from Clara’s decades of concert performance and recording them to provide insight into the life and work of this very special woman.



In 1847, Clara and her husband Robert Schumann gave a matinee concert in the Berlin salon of Fanny Hensel. The programme featured two songs and the premiere performances of the piano quartet by Robert and the piano trio by Clara Schumann. 25 years later, on a tour of England, she played a solo piano recital (an unusual practice at that time) featuring all the works that meant most to her: her husband’s “Scenes from Childhood” and works by Beethoven, Scarlatti, Chopin, Brahms and Mendelssohn, a programme that delighted her audience.

She was announced as “Madame Schumann”. From over 1300 printed programmes, collected and preserved by the celebrated pianist over the course of her performing career, Ragna Schirmer opted for just these two. “The number of great works she studied and performed in the course of her life is quite amazing,” says Ragna Schirmer. “Another thing that fascinated me was the form, sequence and planning of her concerts. She played alongside the most important musicians of her time and most of her concerts reveal themselves to be varied compilations of different music genres.”

Ragna Schirmer has long been recognized for her intimate engagement with the life of Clara Schumann. In April 2019, she will receive the Robert Schumann Prize of the City of Zwickau. “I have all her diaries at home, I have all her letters at home, I have all the biographies ever written, her children’s reminiscences ... I find it incredibly exciting to be involved with this life and I regard her as an essential role model.”

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Madame Schumann
Ragna Schirmer
1 Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47: I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
2 Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47: II. Scherzo. Molto vivace
3 Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47: III. Andante cantabile
4 Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47: IV. Finale. Vivace
5 "Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh"
6 Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 1, Widmung
7 Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17: I. Allegro moderato
8 Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17: II. Scherzo. Tempo di Menuetto
9 Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17: III. Andante - più animato
10 Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17: IV. Allegretto
11 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 1, "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen"
12 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 2, "Kuriose Geschichte"
13 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 3, "Hasche-Mann"
14 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 4, "Bittendes Kind"
15 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 5, "Glückes genug"
16 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 7, "Träumerei"
17 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 8, "Am Kamin"
18 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 9, "Ritter vom Steckenpferd"
19 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 10, "Fürchtenmachen"
20 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 11, "Kind im Einschlummern"
21 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 13, "Der Dichter spricht"
22 Waltz in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2
23 Improvisation à la Clara Schumann III
24 Impromptu No. 1, Op. 29
25 Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14

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Ragna Schirmer - Clara - Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7: III. (Offizielles Musikvideo)
Ragna Schirmer - Clara (Trailer)
Ragna Schirmer - Madame Schumann (Album Trailer)
Ragna Schirmer - Johannes Brahms - Händel-Variationen, Walzer, Rhapsodien (Trailer)
Ragna Schirmer - Liebe in Variationen (Trailer)
Ragna Schirmer - Georg Friedrich Händel: Concertos (Official Album Trailer)
Ragna Schirmer - Georg Friedrich Händel: Die Klaviersuiten (Trailer)
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17: IV. Allegretto
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17: III. Andante - più animato
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17: II. Scherzo. Tempo di Menuetto
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7: III. Finale. Allegro non troppo - Allegro Molto
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7: II. Romanze. Andante non troppo, con Grazia
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7: I. Allegro Maestoso
Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47: I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo

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