Clara Wildschut

Clara Wildschut [1] (11 June 1906 – 27 August 1950)[2] was a Dutch composer, pianist and violinist born in Deventer.[3] She studied music at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Johan Wagenaar, E. van Beinum, André Spoor and F. Broer van Dijk. In 1930, she won a state scholarship for composition. She studied composition with Joseph Marx in Vienna and returned to Amsterdam in 1937.


Her compositions include:[4]


  • Serenade (woodwind quintet)[5]
  • Sonata (violin and piano)
  • Sonatina (violin and piano)[6]
  • String Quartet
  • Two Sonatines (oboe and piano; one arranged for oboe and orchestra)


  • Entrata Capricciosa
  • Fuga en Romance (string orchestra)


  • Theme with Twelve Variations and Fugue


  • over 70 songs (voice and piano)[7]
  • some a capella music for choir


  1. ^ Hixon, Donald L. (1993). Women in music : an encyclopedic biobibliography. Hennessee, Don A. (2nd ed.). Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-2769-7. OCLC 28889156.
  2. ^ Epen, Didericus Gijsbertus van (1961). Nederland's patriciaat (in Dutch). Centraal bureau voor genealogie en heraldick.
  3. ^ Mens en melodie (in Dutch). Uitg. Het Spectrum. 1980.
  4. ^ Cohen, Aaron I. (1987). International encyclopedia of women composers (Second edition, revised and enlarged ed.). New York. ISBN 0-9617485-2-4. OCLC 16714846.
  5. ^ Jansen, Will (1978). The Bassoon: Its History, Construction, Makers, Players and Music. Frits Knuf. ISBN 978-90-6027-272-5.
  6. ^ "LC Catalog". Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  7. ^ The Musical Times and Singing-class Circular. Novello. 1932.