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date: 22 August 2019

Suesse, (Nadine) Danalocked

  • Ann Sears


(b Kansas City, MO, Dec 3, 1909; d New York, Oct 16, 1987). American pianist and composer. A child prodigy, Suesse studied with Liszt pupil Alexander Ziloti (1927) and composer Rubin Goldmark, and later Nadia Boulanger (1947–50). Her first hit, Syncopated Love Song, was recorded in 1929. She was nicknamed ‘Girl Gershwin’ because of her popular and classical compositions and her pianistic ability. Paul Whiteman featured her Concerto in Three Rhythms at Carnegie Hall in 1932, subsequently introducing her Eight Waltzes for Piano and Orchestra at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1933, and in 1934 Suesse appeared on Gershwin’s radio show. During the 1930s she was a staff writer at various times for Harms, Famous Music Corporation and Robbins Music. She also composed some significant orchestral music. Several American orchestras played her works and recorded a few compositions from 1929 to 1942; some works have been revived during the last decade. She wrote the music for Billy Rose’s revues, ...

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