Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso

Clarion Books
Hardcover 1999
ISBN:  978-0395891193
Paperback 2005
ISBN: 978-0618551606

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An award-winning biography of the 19th-century musician and composer, for readers ages 8 and up.

Awards and Honors

  • National Council of Teachers of English Orbis Pictus Honor Book
  • ALA Notable
  • ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  • New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age
  • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year
  • CCBC Choices
  • VOYA Nonfiction Honor List
  • Washington Irving Children’s Choice Honor Book
  • CBC/NCSST Notable Social Studies Trade Book
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection

“Anyone interested in music history or in women’s history will find a compelling story here.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Here’s the stuff movies are made of….A full, colorful, biography of a fascinating artist.”

Reich’s lucid, quietly passionate biography, liberally illustrated with photographs and reproductions, ensures that Clara Schumann’s remarkable life and achievements stand on their own.” – Horn Book

Book cover of Clara Schumann, written by Susanna Reich