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August, 2001
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Helen Schnabel (b. New York, July 22, 1911; d. Lake Como, Italy, Sept. 29, 1974)
The wife of Arthur Schnabel's son, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Helen was already a famous pianist and teacher by the time she married. Read more about her in the first individual biography page in this site. We will keep you updated when others are added for the historical women.

Sincere Thanks to Donald Manildi at the International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM) for all his assistance in providing material regarding these historical pianists. I was finally able to visit this center the end of July and found rare information for Helen Schnabel, as well as for many others. IPAM has a comprehensive collection of recorded piano music as well as biographical information.

Anna Antoniades (Xydis) (b. Krasnodar, Russia, 1916(?), d. ?)
Read more about this noteworthy recording artist in the "Letters to the Editor".

New for the page "Today's Top Concert Pianists"

Valerie Tryon (b. Portsmourth, Hants, Eng., 1934)
Often considered a Liszt specialist, read these rave reviews on her Naxos recording of Liszt/Schubert song transcriptions, as well as what CBC Records says about her.
Valerie Tryon also happens to be one of the most prolific creators of classical MIDI sequences on the Internet. Classical Midi Resource.com

Dora De Marinis (b. Mendoza, Argentina)
This pianist is getting rave reviews of her recent Naxos recording of both of Ginastera's piano concertos. It seems recordings of these concertos have not been available for some time, so this new release is a welcome addition to the list of important, yet under-recorded, piano works. Read the ClassicalCDReview.com article here.

New for the page "Other Contemporary Women Pianists"

News from the Pro-Piano page:

Laure Favre-Kahn , age 26, of Arles, France has been named The Pro Piano New York Recital Series' 2001 "Recitalist" from a field of 50 international pianists. She was one of five finalists chosen by the blind jury based on CD submissions and live in-person auditions conducted over the four day Memorial Day Weekend. On October 23, 2001 Pro Piano will present Miss Favre-Kahn in recital at The Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City, at which time the "blind jury" will determine if she is to be named "Pro Piano Artist of the Year, 2001."
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