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Many people know Robert Schumann was an important musician, but they do not know that his wife, Clara Wieck Schumann, was in fact more famous than he in their time.

Clara was born in 1819. In her time, most women did not appear before the public. Clara, however, started to play the piano in public at the age of nine and was very successful.

In 1840, Clara got married. She became very busy with the housework and her children. It was hard for her to find time to practice the piano. But Clara could never forget her love for music; she felt she had to share it with other people. In 1842, Clara began to play in public again.

When Robert died in 1856, Clara had to make money for their seven children by herself. She taught music and played the piano around Europe. During this hard time, music always gave her comfort and joy. Clara died at 77. Now she is still thought to be one of the best musicians in history.

musician 音樂家
housework 家事
comfort 安慰
1.
What is the reading mainly about?
mainly 主要
A musician's life.
A musician's husband.
A musician and modern music.
A musician's family history.
2.
Which is true about Clara Wieck Schumann?
She became more famous after she died.
She didn't have to worry about money after her husband died.
She never played in public after she got married.
She began to play the piano at an early age.
3.
How old was Clara Wieck Schumann when her husband died?
46.
40.
21.
37.
4.
What does it mean in the third paragraph?
paragraph 段落
Money.
Time to practice the piano.
The housework.
The love for music.