Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 15 September 2019

Suggia, Guilherminalocked

  • Robert Anderson

Extract

(b Oporto, June 27, 1888; d Oporto, July 31, 1950). Portuguese cellist. After lessons with her father, she was playing publicly at the age of seven, leading the cellos in the Orpheon Portuense at 12. A royal scholarship took her to Leipzig in 1904 for study with Julius Klengel; in 1905 she joined the Gewandhaus Orchestra and appeared as a soloist under Nikisch. She worked and lived with Casals, 1906–12, and was billed on some programmes as ‘Mme P. Casals-Suggia’, but they were never married. She later moved to England, where her performances were highly admired for many years and where she recorded Haydn’s D major Concerto with Barbirolli and Saint-Saëns’s A minor Concerto under Collingwood. In 1923 her portrait (see Violoncello) was painted by Augustus John, who gave dramatic expression to her grace, style and magnetism as a performer. She came out of retirement in Portugal to appear at the ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.