Music & Musicians

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Banknote 100 Deutsche Mark with famed German pianist Clara Schumann.

From a modern perspective, it is easy to typecast German pianist, composer and teacher, Clara Josephine Schumann, nee Wieck (1819 - 1896), as the protofeminist archetype for a contemporary woman.

Painting of Renata Borgatti at the piano by Romaine Brooks in 1920.

During its 300 year history, the piano has proven to be the medium of choice for composers and virtuosi alike, providing a platform from which the greatest musical minds could show their genius.

Gustav Mahler Silhouettes by Dr. Otto Böhler, c. 1900.

The following compositions have been recognized, in one way or another, as being some of the most extreme examples of classical music.

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