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date: 24 August 2019

Bigot (de Morogues) [née Kiené] Marielocked

  • Hugh Macdonald

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(b Colmar, March 3, 1786; d Paris, Sept 16, 1820). Alsatian pianist. At the age of five she moved with her parents to Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where her mother gave her early piano lessons. In 1804 she married Paul Bigot, librarian to Count Razumovsky in Vienna, and thus gained introductions to Haydn, Salieri and Beethoven. On 20 February 1805 she played to Haydn, who exclaimed ‘Oh! my dear child, it is not I who wrote that music, it is you!’. In May 1805 she played at the opening concert of the Augarten, encouraged by Beethoven, and Nohl recorded that she played the ‘Appassionata’ Sonata at sight from the autograph, which Beethoven later gave her. It is clear from Beethoven’s correspondence that he was on friendly terms with the Bigots, and Marie also partnered Schuppanzigh in his concerts. There was intense rivalry between Marie Bigot and the eminent piano manufacturer Nanette Streicher....

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F.-J. Fétis: Biographie universelle des musiciens