Ragna Schirmer
© Maike Helbig


Franz Liszt 1839, Porträt von Henri Lehmann Franz Liszt - the superstar, and Clara Wieck (Schumann) 1840 Clara Schumann - the intimate enchantress at the piano. Ragna Schirmer Porträt Ragna Schirmer brings the two together. A summit meeting of Romantic piano music.


King of the keyboard meets ethereal creature:

In the concert hall, superstar Franz Liszt was met by mass hysteria. What moved Clara Schumann was the intimacy of the evocative tones of the piano. Ragna Schirmer brings the two together – a summit meeting of Romantic piano music. The magic of the Concert Variations and Sonata in B Minor, Clara’s Lieder and Liszt’s transcriptions really only come into their own when played on an original grand piano of the time, and the one played by Ragna Schirmer is a Wieck, built by Clara’s cousin.


Clara Schumann: Variations de Concert, op. 8
Franz Liszt: Transcriptions of Clara Schumann’s Lieder  
Franz Liszt: Sonata in b minor

Duration: around 70 minutes without a break


Prices: EUR 24 / 48 / 72

U27 (for all under 27) & Ö1 Intro: 50 % reduction
Ö1 Club: 10 % reduction

Ragna Schirmer


The German pianist is considered an expert on the life and works of Clara Schumann and is praised for her attention to detail in her search for hidden historical and contemporary references. In addition to her artistic activities as a pianist and her recordings, which now include 17 CDs, Ragna Schirmer is also involved in cultural politics and as a teacher.