Music was a huge part of Clara’s life. She not only played the piano at home, but she played at funerals and other events. Specific songs were mentioned at both funerals and weddings. Plus, Clara and her friends attended a concerto, a quartet, and a Christmas program. Click on the songs below to hear an audio of not only the songs that Clara discusses but also the songs from throughout the Clara’s Journal: And the Story of Two Pandemics. You can find the lyrics in the book.
Chopin’s “Piano Sonata No. 2“
“Just a Blue Serge Suit.” by Irving Berlin
“Blue Serge Suit” by Cab Calloway
Lohengrin’s “Bridal Chorus”