Schauroth [Hill-Handley], Delphine (Adolphine) von
- George Grove
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(b Magdeburg, 1814; d ?Charlottenburg, 1887). Bavarian pianist and composer . She is said to have been a piano pupil of Frédéric Kalkbrenner (presumably in Paris), whose music she performed in London in July 1823. She was only 16 when she came to the attention of Felix Mendelssohn during his stay in Munich en route to Italy in June 1830. In his letters of 11 and 26 June he wrote to his sister Fanny of flirtation and duet-playing, and later inscribed a dedication to Delphine Schauroth in the margins of the manuscript of his Venetianische Gondellied, dated 16 October, which became no.6 of his first collection of Songs without Words. They met again on his return in October 1831, according to his letter of 6 October; it was to Schauroth that he dedicated his op.25 Piano Concerto in G minor, which he performed for the first time in Munich on 17 October. However, nothing came of their relationship and by ...