Women's History Spotlight: Clara Schumann

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Clara Schumann. Engraved portrait by Em. Raerentzen & Co., 1842 Yale University Library
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Not only was Clara Schumann a devoted mother to eight children, she also was a muse and confidante for her husband, Robert, and her dear friend, Johannes Brahms. She was an incredibly gifted pianist — her husband was jealous of her skills at the keyboard. And she was a composer, too. Clara Schumann was a 19th-century superwoman.