Frijsh, Povla (real name, Paula Frisch)

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Frijsh, Povla (real name, Paula Frisch)

Frijsh, Povla (real name, Paula Frisch), Danish- American soprano; b. Århus, Aug. 3, 1881; d. Blue Hill, Maine, July 10, 1960. She studied piano and theory in Copenhagen with O. Christensen, later voice in Paris with Jean Périer. She made her debut in Paris at the age of 19; appeared in concert and recital in Paris and briefly in opera in Copenhagen; made her American debut in 1915. She gave many first performances of modern vocal music and made a specialty of the modern international song literature.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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