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    performer, Clara Wieck, or later and better known as Clara Schumann. While men certainly aided her success in extensively varied aspects of her career and formation as a musician, including in training, in artistic influences,…

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    However, from this time Clara Schumann was born to be a renowned pianist and composer in Germany and across Europe. Clara was self conscious about her gender is the music business, but she didn’t let that stop her. As a child prodigy, Clara’s career took off at a young age and flourished for sixty years. Clara Schumann was born in Leipzig, Germany on September 13, 1819 to her mother, Marianne Wieck, and father, Friedrich Wieck. Her mom was a concert pianist and her dad was a piano teacher…

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    vivid details particularly on the emotional spectrum. This is also showed in many admirers of Paul’s writing were predominantly women. Schumann said in respect for Jean Paul’s writing, “ In all of his works, Jean Paul mirrors himself, but always as two persons, he is Albano and Schoppe [in Titan], Seibankäs and Leibgeber [Seibenkäs], and Vult and Walt [Flegeljahire]”. Schumann also had projections of himself much like how Paul portrayed in his novels. This could have been the first sign of…

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    Schumann’s Involvement in Resurrecting J.S. Bach As editor and writer for his own music journal, Neue Zeitscrift für Musik, Robert Schumann made it his personal mission to write about worthy composers and lift them up as examples to the music community. He was tired of the “Philistines” of the current music establishment, such as Wagner and Meyerbeer, who he felt were commercial and pretentious. He brought Brahms and Chopin to Germany’s notice, because he felt that their music was “honest…

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    We filed onto the risers, our stage, and my choir director started talking to the choir, and then the other soloist in the choir and I sang for the night. As I and the other soloist made sure to frantically flip through the solos to attempt to make sure we remembered the lines, the red looming curtains opened. The distant stage lights were shining down upon me and the rest of my group of singers with hundreds of judging eyes of parents, friends, teachers, and other important people. The pressure…

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    Scott Hicks is an Australian film director and screenwriter. He’s best known as the author and director of Shine. Is a 1996 Australian biographical drama film based on the life of pianist David Helfgott, who suffered a mental breakdown and spent years in institutions. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Lynn Redgrave, Noah Taylor, John Gielgud, Goodie Withers, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Nicholas Bell, Chris Haywood and Alex Rafalowicz. The screenplay was written by Jan Sardi, and then directed by Scott…

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    Elle Varner, A “Conversational Lush” Watching her mom and dad do their thing in the music industry, Elle would follow in their footsteps. She is born to two musically inclined parents and spent much of her remarkable childhood years in the studio and in the entertainment world. Elle's talents are many but include singing, playing the flute, guitar and piano. Born on February 12, 1989, Gabrielle “Elle” Varner has become a popular R&B recording artist. It's no wonder as her family is actually…

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    Opus 142 Essay

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    Schumann: Schubert’s Opus 142 There are few things more subjective than music: a subjective opinion on a subjective writing about a subjective composition. This particular set of impromptus appear rather disrupted by the publisher. Discrepancies regarding performance order, genre grouping and key signature have been disputed by theorists. In his review of Schubert’s Four Impromptus for the Pianoforte, Robert Schumann recognizes both strengths and weaknesses of the works in their current state…

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    Introduction: Clara Barton was born December 25, 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts. She attended Clinton Liberal Institute and became familiar with abolition, women’s rights and education. (Whitelaw, 5) Her father, Captain Steven Barton, a veteran of the Indian Wars, was a great influence on her. Not only did he teach Clara military tactics, geography, and how to properly equip an army, as a woman he told her that she could do anything she desired. (Whitelaw, 6) She refused to be treated as less…

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    Frederic Chopin was on March 1, 1810 in Zelazowa Wola. Both of his parents were musicians, and it was almost destined for Chopin to be a musical prodigy. In his short life of 39 years, Chopin traveled through Europe, meeting famous composers like Liszt and Cherubini. He composed over 230 works, which were mainly piano pieces. Ever since his childhood, he was destined for greatness. When Chopin was six months old, his family moved to Warsaw, where his father was employed teaching French at the…

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