Google celebrates Clara Wieck Schumann’s birth

September 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm (books, europe, history, news) (, , , )

Born 13 September 1819, Clara Wieck could almost be a “younger sister” to my Emma (who’s youngest was born in 1814 — only days after their father’s death). Was just listening to a Schumann piece on the radio, and when I spotted this Google Celebration: well I just couldn’t resister. Maybe time to get one of my Clara Schumann books down off the shelf…

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Google Doodle

December 20, 2010 at 1:37 pm (news, people) (, , , , )

In case you missed it, here’s what appeared 16 Dec 2010

There also appeared in early December a Wall Street Journal article on “young” Austen fans. My question: Does anyone ever refer to the likes of Shakespeare as “the long dead”? Pretty self-evident, if you’ve celebrated your 235th birthday (but a bit annoying a phrase, nonetheless…).

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