Blahetka, Marie Léopoldine

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Blahetka, Marie Léopoldine

Blahetka, Marie Léopoldine, Austrian pianist and composer; b. Guntramsdorf, near Vienna, Nov. 15, 1811; d. Boulogne, France, Jan. 12, 1887. She was a piano pupil of Kalkbrenner and Moscheles, and also studied composition with Sechter. In 1840 she settled in Boulogne. She wrote a romantic opera, Die Räuber una àie S anger, which was produced in Vienna in 1830, and a considerable number of salon pieces for piano.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire