American violin virtuoso Maud Powell was born on this day in 1868 – 149 years ago.
A student of Henry Schradieck , Charles 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
Bach, Bériot, Bruch, Elgar, Massenet, & Sarasate
Release Date: October 16, 2001
The Complete Recordings of Maud Powell, Vol. 2
Bach, Handel, Offenbach, Schubert, Schumann, & Wieniawski
Release Date: November 20, 2001