Friedrich Wieck (1785 - 1873), father in law
Friedrich Wieck (1785 – 1873) at the age of 45
The picture shows the father of Clara in the year, when he met with Robert Schumann for the first time. In August 1828, Robert took first piano lessons with the famous piano educator from Leipzig, who gave proof of his excellent talent, in particular with his child genius Clara. At that time, Friedrich Wieck ran also a business in music supplies in Leipzig and traded with pianos. Later, he fought with all conceivable means against the marriage of his daughter with Robert Schumann.
About the relationship between Friedrich Wieck and Robert Schumann, regarding the “fight for Clara”, that was also proceeded in court, see cf. the (controversially discussed) dissertation by Friederike Preiss.
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[Translated by Katharina Ma]
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