Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Clara Schumann's gift

Robert Schumann with his wife, Clara Schumann (c. 1850) Bildarchiv Preusischer Kulturbesitz

The great pianist Clara Schumann truly loved music by her husband, Robert Schumann. In 1853, she took one of Robert's songs and composed a set of seven variations. On this episode of Performance Today, hear the surprise birthday gift that Clara Schumann wrote for her husband's 43rd birthday.