Clara Josephine Schumann ([ˈklaːʁa ˈʃuːman]; née Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896) was a German pianist, composer, and piano teacher.Regarded as one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era, she exerted her influence over a 61-year concert career, changing the format and repertoire of the piano recital from displays of virtuosity to programs of serious works.
Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21 In the first stage, pianists most often chose the Étude in G-sharp minor, Op. 25 No. 6 , the Ballade No. 4 in F minor (18 pianists each), as well as the Étude in C major , Op. 10 No. 1, and the Nocturne in B major , Op. 62 No. 1 (17 pianists each). 
Hear the most iconic sounds to ever grace the concert stage in this epic package. From Beethoven’s 4 notes that changed the world in his 5th symphony to Manfred Honeck’s transcendent interpretation of Mozart’s Requiem, this package is sure to inspire. 7 Concerts Include
Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse’s 2008 recording of Brahms Clarinet Sonatas was chosen by the New York Times as one of its top releases for the year, and a disc released in August 2012 features the Tokyo Quartet playing two Brahms quintets: the Clarinet Quintet (with Mr. Manasse) and the Piano Quintet.