Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann  was a child prodigy, and performed many concerts when she was young and throughout her life.  Her compositions tell complicated musical stories, so listening to her music is a bit like reading a long book with lots of characters and plots.


How would you describe what happens in this extract?


How does Schumann sound different to Mozart and Beethoven?  What does her way of putting together a musical structure allow her to do?