Today search giant Google Inc. paid tribute to German musician Clara Schumann with a doodle to mark what would have been her 193rd birthday.
Visitors to Google’s homepage were greeted with a doodle of Schumann appearing to play the piano in the presence of her children. Google uses the same colours— blue, red, yellow and green—for the doodle as it does for its normal official logo.
Clara Schumann (Clara Josephine Wieck) Biography:
Clara was born on September 13, 1819, was a German musician and composer, considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era. Her parents divorced when she was just four years old. She as then raised by her father. At the age of nine, Clara went public and made her debut at a concert in the Leipziger Gewandhaus.
Listen Song of Love: The Story of Robert and Clara Schumann (1960)
Clara Schumann Quotes:
“My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.”
“Treasures are no longer to be got by instrumental art.”
“There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it.”
“I wish to lead a life free from care, and I see that I shall be unhappy if I cannot always work at my art.”
“Every man has his faults; I have and so have you – you will allow me to say so!”