- Schumann, Clara
. . . das Gott mir ein Talent geschenkt: Clara Schumanns Briefe an Hermann Hartel und Richard Helene Schone. ['...that God gave me a talent': Clara Schumann's letters to Hermann Hartel and Richard and Helene Schone]
Atlantis Musikbuch-Verlag AG, Mainz, 1997, Hard Cover, , , Fine /Very Good
Fine in a very good DJ. 280 pp. with b/w illustrations. Schumann’s correspondence with the Leipzig publisher Hartel, his daughter Helen and her husband, the Berlin archaeologist, Richard Schone. Letters from 1839 to 1893. With bibliography, list of names, list of works mentioned.
from a review in Robert Schumann’s Neue Zeitschrift of a piano recital
Miss Amalie Feracci showed herself as a pianist should not be. Her playing was unclean and of greatest frivolity; with the help of limited study and unlimited use of the pedals she drew from the piano wonderful, never suspected harmonies. The first piece presented was by Herz. Who doesn't know the glorious variations on the Othello march? Herz built an imperishable monument to himself with them; whoever doesn't believe it should take the same in hand and, afterwards wash himself with fresh water, followed by heavy towels. Short pieces of Hoffman and Varina are to be recommended, if your constitution can stand them. I have forgotten to report that Miss Feracci has beautiful black eyes.Stephen Heller [1813–1888]