The Legacy of Clara Schumann

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In 1972, one of the most celebrated chamber music groups in America, the Beaux Arts Trio, made one of the only recordings of Clara Schumann's piano trio. That recording has just been added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress. Biographer Anna Beer, scholar John Tibbetts, and Beaux Arts Trio member Menahem Pressler come together to discuss that album, and to reflect on Clara Schumann’s long path to recognition in the music world.

Music Playlist

  1. 3 Romanzen, Op. 28: No. 2 in F-Sharp Major

    Artist: Daniel Levy
    Album: Schumann: Piano Works, Vol. 3
    Label: Edelweiss Emission
  2. Piano Trio No 1 in D Mino, Op 63 Mit Energie und Leidenschaft

    Artist: Pablo Casals
    Album: Haydn, Schubert, Schumann: Piano Trios, Vol.1
    Label: Ginkgo Classical
  3. Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7

    Artist: Elena Margolina
    Album:  Schumann, R.: Concertstuck, Op. 86 / Schumann, C.: Piano Concerto, Op. 7 / Piano Concerto in F Minor
    Label: Ars Produktion
  4. Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17

    Artist: The Atlantis Trio
    Album:  Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17 - Robert Schumann: Piano Trio in D Minor Op. 63
    Label: Musica Omnia