On the 200th anniversary of her birth, world-renowned performer, composer and 19th century prodigy Clara Schumann’s extraordinary life and inspiring musical achievements are celebrated. Concert pianist, storyteller and Decomposed podcast host Jade Simmons narrates this fascinating, thoughtful biographic feature on Schumann, and the challenges and choices she had to make as a female musical prodigy in the 19th century.
Decomposed breaks down the stories that have shaped classical music, from secrets and scandals to acts of sheer genius. Hear these stories accompanied by the symphonies, operas and other masterpieces they inspired. Hosted by Jade Simmons, a classical concert pianist and storyteller, the first season of Decomposed takes on gender expectations, Cold War propaganda and the danger of putting your personal life on the stage. Produced in partnership with Classical Minnesota Public Radio.