Book Summary of Clara
About the Author
Janice Galloway's books include the novels The Trick is to Keep Breathing, which won the 1990 MIND/Allen Lane Book of the Year Award, and Foreign Parts, which won the 1994 McVitie's Prize. In 1994 she also won the E. M. Forster Award, presented by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Glasgow.
Details of Book: Clara (BSID:10776)
|Publisher||Random House Group|
|Number of Pages||432|
|Dimensions||7.83 x 5.24 x 1.1 inches|
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This is a beautiful depiction of the life of Clara Schumann, the world-famous pianist made even more renowned through her marriage to the composer Robert Schumann. I enjoyed every moment of this book, more for Galloway's adroitness at capturing impressions than for a fast-moving plot. Clara's st...
The Schumanns and their friends pretty much represent one of my favorite eras of classical music - the music was great, and the composers themselves yielded lots of sordid stories. This story, for instance, is about how the famous pianist Clara Weick (who, although you never hear about her due to...
I give up. This book came with a good recommendation but it's not my cup of beer. The intriguing main character is Clara Wieck Schumman, a musical genius and extremely talented pianist. She is *so* horribly put upon by the men in her life, first her control-freak father/teacher and then her loony...
Although I know that some readers find this book rather tedious and Robert Schumann insufferable (he was manic depressive and very hard to live with), I found the story of Clara Schumann very illuminating. Not only was she more popular and prolific during her heyday as a pianst, but she was the m...
Oneof my favourite books of all time- it just puts into words the feelings you have when playing the piano and why music is so beautiful and tragic. She also takes you straight into the heart of Robert and Clara Schumann's relationship and you come away feeling as though you knew them. A very bea...
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