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date: 10 April 2021

Eibenschütz, Ilonalocked

  • J.A. Fuller Maitland
  • , revised by Frank Dawes
  •  and Donald Ellman

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(b Budapest, May 8, 1873; d London, May 21, 1967). Hungarian pianist. She made her début as a child of six in Vienna, and travelled widely until she was ten, studying during part of that time, and until 1885, at the Vienna Music Academy with Hans Schmitt. She studied with Clara Schumann for four years (1886–90) and, after playing to Rubinstein and Liszt, her career as a mature artist began in 1890, when she played at a Gürzenich concert at Cologne. Performances at the Leipzig Gewandhaus and in Vienna followed, and on 12 January 1891 she made her first appearance in England, where she was to make her home, at a Monday Popular Concert, playing Schumann’s Etudes symphoniques and (with Piatti) Beethoven’s A major Cello Sonata. Her success was emphatic. She was an early champion of Brahms in England, giving the first performances of op.118 and op.119 in ...

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