Freund, Marya

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Freund, Marya (b Breslau, 1876; d Paris, 1966). Fr. (Polish-born) soprano and teacher. Début 1909. Became authoritative interpreter of contemp. composers; one of first to sing 12-note works. Created part of Wood Dove in Schoenberg's Gurrelieder (1913), was speaker in first Fr. and Eng. perfs. of Pierrot Lunaire (but not at f. Berlin p.). Teacher in Paris for over 30 years.