Monday, March 13, 2006

Clara revisited

From the Independent, an article by Jessica Duchen on recent views on Clara Schumann, with opinions from such luminaries as Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles, and Steven Isserlis. An excerpt:

It appears that Clara - who did not see her husband again until he was on his deathbed - could have brought him home when his condition improved, but chose not to. The writer Bettina von Arnim visited him in Endenich and found him in good health, but in the care of doctors who verged on the sadistic.

See also Jessica Duchen's classical music blog.

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