The Death of Clara Schumann – 20 May 1896

Posted on May 19th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

‘This child has a great future before her, and she will put many great musicians in the shade’ – Paganini

The German pianist and composer, Clara Schumann, suffered a stroke and died in Frankfurt on 20 May 1896, aged 76.

We’ve been reading stories about Madame Schumann in the Archive and we especially liked this first report, as it contains a terrific comment from Paganini about her brilliant piano playing.

The second report contains a description of her funeral in Bonn, and below that is a portait of Madame Schumann.

You can also read our blog posts about Beethoven.

historical newspaper story about clara schumann

The Star – Saturday 23 May 1896

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historical newspaper story about clara schumann

London Standard – Monday 25 May 1896

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historical newspaper story about clara schumann

The Graphic – Saturday 30 May 1896

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