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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann. Engraved portrait by Em. Raerentzen & Co., 1842 Yale University Library

Clara Schumann was one of the great pianists of her time. She was also a talented composer, but sadly she chose to stop writing music... a male-dominated society had led her to believe that women shouldn't be composers. On Today's show, hear one of the last things Clara Schumann wrote: Three Romances for violin and piano, from a concert presented by the Seattle Chamber Music Society.

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