American Violinist Maud Powell Born On This Day in 1868 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Maud Powell was born on this day in 1868 – 149 years ago

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Maud Powell Birthday

American violin virtuoso Maud Powell was born on this day in 1868 – 149 years ago.

A student of Henry SchradieckCharles Dancla and Joseph Joachim, she is remembered as one of the first female American violinists in history to achieve international rank.

She gave the American premiere performance of 15 violin concertos – including Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Saint-Saens No. 3, Lalo ‘Symphony Espagnole’, Sibelius and Bruch No. 1 in G Minor.

She is also credited with having revived a number of neglected works of the 18th Century – including Mozart’s ‘Sinfonia Concertante’.

MAUD POWELL | SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN

 

The Complete Recordings of Maud Powell, Vol. 1

Maud Powell

George Falkenstein

Bach, Bériot, Bruch, Elgar, Massenet, & Sarasate

Release Date: October 16, 2001

Naxos

 

The Complete Recordings of Maud Powell, Vol. 2

Maud Powell

George Falkenstein

Bach, Handel, Offenbach, Schubert, Schumann, & Wieniawski

Release Date: November 20, 2001

Naxos

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