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Ms. Mendelssohn-Hensel & Schumann

March 20th, 2011 by Valerie Chiang on Valerie Chiang: An Oberlin Blog · No Comments · Romantic Music History

I remember the first time I heard one of Clara Schumann’s compositions (one of her scherzos, I believe). And, quite embarrassingly, I remember being very surprised at how good it was (not that I don’t have faith in female composers). It’s just that I’ve never really been educated on the accomplishments of females in the 19th [...]

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Women Composers in the 19th Century

by Elaine Daiber on Elaine Daiber's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

To be completely honest, I realized today as I was listening to both Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s and Clara Schumann’s music for this assignment that I had really been missing out on some fantastic music. Before this class, I had heard about Clara Schumann and knew a few of her pieces but for the most part I [...]

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