Clara Schumann Quotes

Date of Birth: September 13, 1819    Date of Death: May 20, 1896

Clara Schumann was a German musician and composer. She is considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era. Clara Schumann was born Clara Josephine Wieck in Leipzig, Germany. Her father taught her to play piano and she was performing by age 9. Below is a compilation of Clara Schumann quotes.

If I have known much trouble in my youth, I have also known much joy.  ~ Clara Schumann

There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it.  ~ Clara Schumann

Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?  ~ Clara Schumann

Is an artist much more than a beggar?  ~ Clara Schumann

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.  ~ Clara Schumann

I wish to lead a life free from care, and I see that I shall be unhappy if I cannot always work at my art.  ~ Clara Schumann

Treasures are no longer to be got by instrumental art.  ~ Clara Schumann

My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less, but in the end doesn't each person give his life for his calling?  ~ Clara Schumann

I cannot give a single concert at which I do not play one piece after the other in an agony of terror because my memory threatens to fail me. This fear torments me for days beforehand.  ~ Clara Schumann

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