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A Revised Biography of Clara Schumann
By Nancy B. Reich

“Winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, CLARA SCHUMANN: THE ARTIST AND THE WOMAN has become a classic since its publication in 1985. For this new edition Nancy B. Reich has added several photographs and updated the text to include recent discoveries. She has also prepared a Catalogue of Works that includes all of Clara Schumann’s known published and unpublished compositions and works she edited, as well as descriptions of the autographs, the first editions, the modern editions, and recent literature on each piece. The Catalogue also notes Schumann’s performances of her own music and provides pertinent quotations from letters, diaries, and contemporary reviews.”

And a note from the author:  “I believe this is the most complete up-to-date Catalogue available. For this new edition, I examined every one of the autographs that are still extant as well as all the editions. The list I gave in my article on Clara Schumann in the Revised New Grove (vol 22, pp.754-758) was not as complete as this, partly because of constraints of  Grove's.  I think readers of your website will be particularly interested in the excerpts about each piece culled from letters to Robert, to friends, and to her publisher as well as the translated excerpts from reviews.”

Reich, Nancy B. Clara Schumann: The Artist and the Woman. Revised Edition. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2001.  [ISBN: 0801437407 (cloth), 0801486378 (pbk.), $55.00 / $23.50]  Amazon -BarnesandNobleCornell UP

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The Author Nancy B. Reich: A Short Biography

Nancy B. Reich has taught at Manhattanville College, Bard College, and Williams College, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Research on Women at Stanford University. In 1996, she was awarded the Robert Schumann Prize of the city of Zwickau, Germany. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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