Blahetka, (Anne Marie) Leopoldine
- Freia Hoffmann
(b Guntramsdorf, nr Vienna, Nov 15, 1809; d Boulogne-sur-Mer, Jan 17, 1885). Austrian pianist and composer. Over a period of more than 60 years she made a major contribution to the image of the professional woman pianist. On the advice of Beethoven, who followed her musical development with interest, she studied the piano with Joseph Czerný; her teachers also included Joachim Hoffmann, Catharina Cibbini, Simon Sechter, and, for a short period, Kalkbrenner and Moscheles. She first performed in public in ...