Was weinst du, Blümlein, op. 23 no. 1 (string quartet)
Title: Was weinst du, Blümlein (Why do you cry, little flower)
Composer: Clara Schumann, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Often neglected by musicians and overshadowed by her more frequently heard husband, Clara Schumann was a composer of significant talent. This song from op. 23 adapts very well to string quartet and provides a melodious alternative to the more standard romantic era repertoire.
More string quartet arrangements of music by Clara and Robert Schumann: