Her Piano Sang

A Story about Clara Schumann

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

At the age of nine, Clara Wieck gave her first public performance as a concert pianist. She played beautifully. When the concert was over, she felt as if she were dancing on a cloud. As she grew older, Clara’s concerts took her all over Europe. Audiences adored her, and she became friends with other famous musicians—including her father’s student, Robert Schumann. Robert and Clara fell in love and eventually married. Robert took some of Clara’s melodies and shaped them into compositions, and Clara performed his pieces, introducing them to new audiences. Throughout her life, Clara Schumann’s performances set the standard for piano music. The greatest composers of her time—impressed with the power and beauty of her playing—wrote music for her. Clara was a pianist, composer, and mentor, as well as an inspiration to the romantic movement that was her life. She made the piano sing.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76138-262-1
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 1997
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.5
BISACS JNF007040, JNF007120, JNF007020
Dewey 786.2'092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 1020
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 6.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 15521
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“A fine introduction to a strong, disciplined artist. Haas’s black-and-white illustrations feature unusual compositions and fit the text well.” —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Written in a clear and lively style. A worthwhile purchase.” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Shelly O. Haas

Author: Barbara Allman

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →