Ehlers, Alice (Pauly)

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Ehlers, Alice (Pauly)

Ehlers, Alice (Pauly), Austrian-born American harpsichordist and teacher; b. Vienna, April 16, 1887; d. Los Angeles, March 1, 1981. She studied piano with Leschetizky in Vienna, and, during World War I, she took lessons in harpsichord with Landowska in Berlin. In 1936 she emigrated to the U.S. and became a naturalized citizen in 1943. From 1941 to 1967 she taught harpsichord at the Univ. of Southern Calif, in Los Angeles; she also gave courses at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. and the Univ. of Calif, in Berkeley. She continued to appear in concert as a harpsichordist and gave occasional performances even as a nonagenarian.


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