As part of our Noble Women campaign, we salute Clara Schumann. Married to Robert Schumann, she was a true pioneer who had a profound impact on the history of music. As well as composing, she had eight children and looked after her ailing husband. Brahms was besotted by her. Although to be a female composer in her day was frowned upon, time has shown her to be an even greater composer than her husband. She was bountiful in all her achievements.