Leopoldine Blahetka

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Leopoldine Blahetka.

Marie Leopoldine Blahetka (16 November 1809 – 17 January 1885) was an Austrian pianist and composer.

Life[edit]

Leopoldine Blahetka was born in Guntramsdorf near Vienna, the child of George and Barbara Joseph Blahetka Sophia, née Traeg. Her father was a history and mathematics teacher and her mother played physharmonica. Her maternal grandfather was the Viennese composer Andreas Traeg.[1]

The family moved to Vienna and George Blahetka took a job with the Traeg music publishing house. Leopoldine took piano lessons from her mother and made her debut as a pianist in 1818. Afterwards, she studied with Joseph Czerny, Hieronymus Payer, Eduard Freiherr von Lannoy, Joachim Hoffmann, Catherina Cibbini-Kozeluch, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Ignaz Moscheles, and later composition with Simon Sechter.[2]

In 1821 Blahetka began touring Europe, accompanied by her mother, and continued to tour for about twenty years. In about 1830 the family moved to Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, seeking a better climate. Blahetka died in Boulogne-sur Mer.[3][4]

Works[edit]

Selected works include:

  • op. 13, Variations sur un thème favorite
  • op. 14, Variations brillantes
  • op. 15, Sonate for violin
  • op. 16, Nr. 1, 6 Deutsche Lieder: Die Nebelbilder
  • op. 16, Nr. 2, 6 Deutsche Lieder: Der Getröstete
  • op. 16, Nr. 3, 6 Deutsche Lieder: Die Totenklage
  • op. 16, Nr. 4, 6 Deutsche Lieder: Die fernen Berge
  • op. 16, Nr. 5, 6 Deutsche Lieder: Sehnsucht
  • op. 16, Nr. 6, 6 Deutsche Lieder: Matrosenlied
  • op. 18, Variations brillantes sur un thème hongrois
  • op. 19, Polonaise D-Dur
  • op. 20, Variations brillantes sur le Siège de Corinthe
  • op. 25, Konzertstück for piano and (optional) string quartet or orchestra[5]
  • op. 26, Six Valses avec Trio et Coda
  • op. 26a, Variationen über ein Thema aus der Oper 'Die Stumme' von Portici
  • op. 27, Variations sur un thème tyrolien
  • op. 28, Variations sur la chanson nationale autrichienne Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser
  • op. 29, Variations sur un thème de Gallenberg
  • op. 32, Rastlose Liebe[6]
  • op. 43, Piano Quartet[7]
  • op. 44, 2nd Piano Quartet[8]
  • op. 47, Grand Duo (for Piano 4-hands)[9]
  • op. 48, Capriccio for Piano[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karin Pendle (2001). Women and music. 
  2. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lebenslauf von Marie Léopoldine Blahetka". Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Turner, Christie Susan (1979). Leopoldine Blahetka (1811-1887): pianist and composer. 
  5. ^ See either OCLC 165566873 or Hofmeister scan at ÖNB.
  6. ^ "Werke sortiert nach Opuszahl". Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Dedicated to Johann Peter Pixis and published in 1836 by Hofmeister, Leipzig. See Hofmeister Monatsberichte (scan).
  8. ^ See e.g. Hofmeister Monatsberichte - published 1837/early 1838 by Friedrich Hofmeister, Leipzig.
  9. ^ Dedicated to Clara Wieck. Digitized copy of this score uploaded to Munich Library. Published 1839, according to HMB.
  10. ^ Published in 1843 or 1844 by Schuberth & Co. (HMB)

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