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"I tell you, there is a great line of women stretching out behind you into the past, and you need to seek them out and find them in yourself and become conscious of them."
--Doris Lessing, English writer,
b. 1919

Yesterday's Concert Pianists
Chronological Listing
born [1750-1799] [1800-1849] [1850-1899] [1900-present (deceased)]

The following list includes all the women mentioned in the second edition of David Dubal's book: "The Art of the Piano" as well as a few others mentioned in Harold Schonberg's "The Great Pianists", and various sources.
born 1750-1799

Maria Anna Mozart
(b. Austria, Jul. 30, 1751; d. Oct. 29, 1829)
Josepha Auernhammer (b. Vienna, Sept. 25, 1758; d. Jan. 30, 1820)
Maria Therese von Paradis (b. Vienna, May 15, 1759; d. Vienna, Feb. 1, 1824)
Barbara Ployer (b. Sarmingstein, Austria, Sept. 2, 1765; d. Bresane/Croatia, 1810)
Dorthea von Ertmann (b. Offenbach am Main, May 3, 1781; d. Vienna, Mar. 16, 1849)
Marie Bigot de Morouges (b. Colmar, France, Mar 3, 1786; d. Paris, Sept. 16, 1820)
Maria Szymanowska (b. Warsaw Dec. 14, 1789; d. St. Petersburg, July 24, 1831)
Lucy Anderson (b. England, Dec. 12, 1790; d. Dec. 24, 1878)
Marie Pachler-Koschak (b. Graz, Austria, Oct. 2, 1792; d. Graz, April 10, 1855)

born 1800-1849

Jeanne Louise Farrenc
(b. France, May 31, 1804; d. Nov. 15, 1875)
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (b. Hamburg, Nov. 14, 1805; d. Berlin, May 14, 1847)
Anne Caroline de Belleville-Oury (b. Landshut, Bavaria, June 24, 1808; d.Munich, July 22, 1880)
Louisa Dulcken (b. Hamburg, Mar. 20, 1811; d. London, April 12, 1850)
Marie Pleyel (b. Paris, July 4, 1811; d. Saint-Josse-Ten-Noodle, Brussels, Mar 30, 1875)
Marie Leopoldine Blahetka (b. Austria, Nov. 15, 1811; d. Jan. 12, 1887)
Clara Schumann (b. Leipzig, Sept. 13, 1819; d. Frankfurt-am-Main, May 20, 1896)
Victoria Louise Farrenc (b. France, Feb. 23, 1826; d. Jan. 3, 1859)
Sophie Bohrer (b. Paris, 1828; d. St. Petersburg, 1849)
Wilhelmine Clauss-Szarvady (b. Prague, Dec. 13, 1834; d. Paris, Nov. 1, 1907)
Arabella Goddard (b. Saint-Servan, France, Jan. 12, 1836; d. Boulongne-sur-Mer, Ap. 6, 1922)
Caroline Montigny-Remaury (b. Pamiers, France, Jan. 22, 1843; d. Pamiero, June 29, 1913)
Amy Fay (b. Bayou Goula, Miss., May 21, 1844; d. Watertown, Mass., Feb. 28, 1928)
Erika Lie-Nissen (b. Norway, Jan. 17, 1845; d. Oct. 27, 1903)
Anna Mehlig (b. Stuttgart, July 11, 1846; d. Berlin, July 26, 1928)
Sophie Menter (b. Munich, July 29, 1846; d. Stackdorf, Ger., Feb. 23, 1918)
Marie Jaell-Trautmann (b. Steinseltz Alsace, Aug. 17, 1846; d. Paris, Feb. 7, 1925)
Alma Haas (b. Ratibor, Jan. 31, 1847; d. London, Dec. 12, 1932)
Agnes Zimmerman (b. Cologne, July 5, 1847; d. London, Nov. 14, 1925)
Agathe Backer Grondahl (b. Holmestrand, Norway, Dec. 1, 1847; d.Ormoen, Norway, April 4, 1907)
Fanny Frickenhaus (b. Cheltenham, June 7, 1849; d. London, Aug. 8, 1913)

born 1850-1899

Anna Yesipova (b. St. Petersburg, Feb. 12, 1851; d. same, Aug. 18, 1914)
Marie Krebs-Brenning (b. Dresden, Dec. 5, 1851; d. Dresden, June 27, 1900)
Teresa Carreno (b. Caracas, Ven, Dec. 22, 1853; d. New York, June 12, 1917)
Vera Timanoff (b. Russia, Feb. 18, 1855; d. 1942)
Helen Hopekirk (b. Edinburgh, May 20, 1856; d. Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 19, 1945)
Natalie Janotha (b. Warsaw, June 8, 1856; d. The Hague, June 9, 1932)
Cecile Chaminade (b. Paris, Aug. 8, 1857; d. Monte Carlo, April 18, 1944)
Julie Rive-King (b. Cincinnati, Oct. 31, 1857; d. Indianapolis, July 24, 1937)
Leontine Bordes-Pene (b. Lorient, France, Nov. 25, 1858; d. Rouen, Jan. 24, 1924)
Fanny Davies (b. Guernsey, June 27, 1861; d. London, Nov. 1, 1934)
Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler (b. Bielitz, Austria, July 16, 1863; d. Chicago, Aug. 20, 1927)
Adele aus der Ohe (b. Hanover, Dec. 11, 1864; d. Berlin, Dec. 7, 1937)
Maggie Oakey (b. Mudgee, NSW, Australia, Dec. 15, 1864; d. Jul. 2, 1952)
Mathilde Verne (b. Southampton, Eng., May 25, 1865; d. London, June 4, 1936)
Clotilde Kleeberg (b. Paris, June 27, 1866; d. Brussels, Feb. 7, 1909)
Amy Beach (b. Henniker, NY, Sept. 5, 1867; d. New York, Dec. 27, 1944)
Antoinette Szumowska (b. Poland, Feb. 22, 1868; d. Aug. 18, 1938)
Ilona Eibenschutz (b. Budapest, May 8, 1872; d. May 2, 1967)
Katharine Goodson (b. Watford, June 18, 1872; d. Ap. 14, 1958)
Adelina de Lara (b. Carlisle, Jan. 23, 1873; d. Nov. 25, 1961)
Marguerite Long (b. Nimes, France, Nov. 13, 1874; d. Feb. 13, 1966)
Ethel Newcomb (b. Whitney Point, NY, Oct. 30, 1875; d. Whitney Point, NY, July 3, 1959)
Kathleen Bruckshaw (b. 1877; d. 1921)
Adele Verne (b. Southampton, Eng., Feb. 27, 1877; d. London, Feb. 5, 1952)
Isabella Vengerova (b. Minsk, Mar. 1, 1877; d. New York, Feb. 7, 1956)
Wanda Landowska (b. Warsaw, July 5, 1877; d. Lakewood, Conn. Aug. 16, 1959)
Augusta Cottlow (b. Shelbyville, Ind., April 2, 1878; d. White Plains, NY, April 11, 1954)
Katherine Ruth Heyman (b. Calif., 1877; d. Sep. 28 or 18, 1944)
Etelka Freund (b. Hungary, 1879; d. Zurich, May 27, 1977)
Elsie Hall (b. South Africa, June 22, 1879; d. June 27, 1976)
Rosina Lhevinne (b. Kiev, Mar, 28, 1880; d. Nov. 9, 1976)
Frieda Kwast-Hoddap (b. Bargen, Germany, Aug. 13, 1880; d. Bad Wiessee, Sept. 14, 1949
Evelyn Suart (b. India, Apr. 30, 1881; d. London, Oct. 26, 1950)
Elena Beckman-Scherbina (b. Russia, 1881; d. 1951)
Winifred Christie (b. Stirling, Feb. 26, 1882; d. 1965)
Olga Samaroff-Stowkowski (b. San Antonio, Aug. 8, 1882; d. New York, May 17, 1948)
Elly Ney (b. Dusseldorf, Sept. 27, 1882; d. Tuteing, Mar. 31, 1968)
Bertha Jahn-Beer (b. Vienna, Mar. 1, 1883, d.?)
Hazel Harrison (b. May 12, 1883, La Porte, Indiana; d. April 29, 1969, Washington, D.C.)
Antoniette Rudge (b. Brazil, 1884; d. Brazil, 1974)
Blanche Selva(b. Brive, France, Jan. 29, 1884; d. Saint-Amand, Dec. 3, 1942)(Fr.bio/pics)
Ruth Deyo (b. Poughkeepsie, NY, Ap. 20, 1884; d. Cairo, Mar. 4, 1960)
Lonny Epstein (b. Frankfurt/Main, Mar. 6, 1885; d. N.Y., Mar. 9, 1965)
Ethel Leginska (Liggins) (b. Hull, Eng., Ap. 13, 1886; Feb. 26, 1970)
Yolanda Mero-Irion (b. Budapest, Aug. 30, 1887; d. Oct. 17, 1963)
Irene Scharrer (b. London, Feb. 2, 1888; d. Jan. 11, 1971)
Germaine Schnitzer (b. France, May 28, 1888; d. Sept. 18, 1982)
Magda Tagliaferro (b. Brazil, Jan. 19, 1890; d. Sept. 10, 1986)
Dame Myra Hess (b. London, Feb. 25, 1890; d. Nov. 25, 1965)
Tina Lerner (b. Odessa, June 5, 1890 - ? )
Ilona Kabos (b. Hungary, Dec. 7, 1893; d. May 27, 1973)
Rosita Renard (b. Chile, Feb. 18, 1894; d. May 24, 1949)
Youra Guller (b. France, May 16, 1895; d. Jan. 11, 1981)
Clara Haskil (b. Budapest, Jan. 7, 1895; d. Brussels, Dec. 7, 1960)
Kathleen Dale (b. England, Jun. 29, 1895; d. Mar. 3, 1984)
Dame Harriet Cohen (b. England, Dec. 2, 1895; d. Nov. 13, 1967)
Guiomar Novaes (b. Sao Joao da Bao Vista, Brazil, Feb. 28, 1895; d. Sao Paulo, Mar. 7, 1979)
Ethel Bartlett (b. London, June 6, 1896; d. Los Angelos, April 17, 1978)
Kathleen Long (b. Eng., Jul. 7, 1896; d. Mar. 20, 1968)
Marcelle Meyer (b.Lille, FR, May 22, 1897; d. Paris, Nov. 17,1958)
Aline van Barentzen (b. Somerville, Mass., July 7, 1897; d. 1981)
Cecile Genhart (b. Basel, 1898; d. 1983)
Yvonne Lefebure (b. France, June 29, 1898; d. Jan. 21, 1986)
Madeleine de Valmalete (1899-199?)
Ania Dorfmann (b. Odessa, July 9, 1899; d. New York, April 21, 1982)
Maria Yudina (b. Russia, Sept. 10, 1899; d. Nov. 20, 1970)

born in the 1900's (deceased)

Gaby Casadesus
(b. Marseilles, Aug 9, 1901; d. Paris, Nov. 12, 1999)
Germaine Thyssens-Valentin(b. Holland, 1902; d. 1987)
Lubka Kolessa (b. Lvov, Ukraine, May 19,1904; d. Toronto, Canada, 1997)
Lili Kraus (b. Budapest, March 4, 1903; d. Asheville, North Carolina, Nov. 6, 1986)
Nadia Reisenberg (b. Vilna, Russia, July 14, 1905; d. New York, June 10, 1983)
Jean-Marie Darre (b. Givet, France, July 30, 1905; d. Port Marly, Fr, Jan. 26, 1999)
Lucette Descaves (b. Paris, April 1, 1906; d. Paris, April 15, 1993)
Adele Marcus (b. Feb. 22, 1906; d. May 3, 1995)
Monique Haas (b. Paris, Oct. 20, 1906; June 6, 1987)
Gwendolyn Koldofsky (b. Canada, Nov. 1, 1906; d. Santa Barbara, Nov. 12, 1998)
Maria Grinberg (b. Russia, Sept. 6, 1908; d. 1979)
Eileen Joyce (b. Tasmania, Jan. 1, 1908; d. England, Mar. 25, 1991)
Lillian Steuber (b. 1908, d. California, 1977)
Felicja Blumental (b. Warsaw, Dec. 28, 1908; d. Dec. 31, 1991)
Vitya Vronsky (b. Russia, Aug. 22, 1909; d. Cleveland, OH, June 28, 1992)
Angelica Morales (b. Mexico, b. Jan. 22, 1911; d. April 17, 1996)
Maryla Jonas (b. Poland, May 31, 1911; d. Jul. 3, 1959)
Phyllis Sellick(b. England, June 16, 1911; d. May 26, 2007)
Helen Schnabel (b. New York, July 22, 1911; d. Lake Como, Italy, Sept. 29, 1974)
Lillian Freundlich (b. Ohio, Mar. 13, 1912; d. 1999)
Sari Biro (b. Budapest, March 24, 1912; d. San Francisco, Sept. 2, 1990)
Ray Lev (b. Rostove, Russia, May 8, 1912; d. N.Y., May 20, 1968)
Gina Bachauer (b. Athens, May 21, 1913; d. Aug. 22, 1976)
Annie Fischer (b. Budapest, July 5, 1914; d. Budapest, April 10, 1995)
Rosalyn Tureck #+ (b. Chicago, IL, Dec. 14, 1914; d. New York, July 17, 2003)
Marie-Aimee Varro (b. Prunoy, France, Feb. 18, 1915, d. Neuchatel, Switzerland, Sept. 14, 1971)
Anna Antoniades (Xydis) (b. Krasnodar, Russia, 1916(?), d. ?)
Dame Moura Lympany (b. England, Aug. 18, 1916; d. March 28, 2005)
Hephzibah Menuhin (b. San Francisco, May 20, 1920; d. London, Jan. 1, 1981)
Annie D'Arco (b. France, Oct. 28, 1920; d. 1998)
Constance Keene + (b. NY, Feb. 9, 1921; d. Dec. 24, 2005)
Edith Farnadi (b. Hungary, Sept. 25, 1921; d. Dec. 12 or 14, 1973)
Yaltah Menuhin (b. San Francisco, October 7, 1921; d. June 9, 2001)
Halina Czerny-Stefanska (b. Poland, Dec. 30, 1922; d. July 1, 2001)
Pnina Salzman (b. Tel-Aviv, Feb. 24, 1924; d. Tel-Aviv, Dec. 16, 2006)
Tatiana Nikolayeva (b. Bezhitz, May 4, 1924; d. San Francisco, Nov. 13, 1993)
Natalie Hinderas (b. Oberlin, Ohio, June 16, 1927; d. Philadelphia, July 22, 1987)
Joyce Hatto(b. London, Sept. 5, 1928; d. Royston, Eng. June 30, 2006)
Hilde Somer (b. Austria, Feb. 11, 1930; d. Freeport, Bahamas Dec. 24, 1979)
Lilian Kallir (b. Prague, May 6, 1931; d. New York, October 25, 2004)
Philippa Schuyler (b. August 2, 1931, New York, NY; d. May 9, 1967, Vietnam)
Claudette Sorel (b. Paris, Oct. 10, 1932; d. Hampton Bays, N.Y., Aug. 6, 1999)
Ruth Laredo #+ (b. Detroit, Michigan, Nov. 20, 1937; d. New York, May 25, 2005)

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