Mary Josephine Agnes Würm
18 May 1860
|Died||January 21, 1938 (aged 77)|
|Relatives||Adela Verne (sister)|
Alice Verne-Bredt (sister)
Mathilde Verne (sister)
John Vallier (nephew)
Life and career
She was born as Mary Josephine Agnes Würm in England, the sister of Alice Verne-Bredt, Mathilde Verne, and Adela Verne. She lived in Stuttgart as a child, but later returned to London. She studied piano with Clara Schumann and composition with Charles Villiers Stanford. Wurm became a noted pianist, and in 1898 founded and conducted a women's orchestra in Berlin. Her nephew was John Vallier.
In 1914, Verne published a Practical Preschool collection to be used as teaching material at Elisabeth Caland in Hannover.
Selected works include:
- Mag auch heiss das Scheiden brennen
- Christkindleins Wiegenlied aus des Knaben Wunderhorn (Text: Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
- Wiegenlied im Sommer (Text: Robert Reinick)
- "composers biography : W - Wz". Dolmetsch.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
- "Timelines in Music History". Retrieved 3 October 2010.
- Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 4 October 2010.
- "Mary Wurm (1860–1938)". Schumann-portal.de. Schumann Pportal. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
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