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date: 25 August 2019

Blahetka, (Anne Marie) Leopoldinelocked

  • 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 1818, and in 1820 was the soloist in Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto. The music critics praised her precise touch, technical brilliance and the ‘cantabile performance of the melodies’ (Wiener allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, 1820). In 1823 she began including compositions of her own in her programmes. During her first major concert tour in 1825–6 she performed in Frankfurt, Brunswick, Bremen, Hamburg, Berlin and Leipzig. In 1828 she appeared in Vienna with Nicolò Paganini. In ...

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