Margulies, Adele

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Margulies, Adele

Margulies, Adele, Austrian-born American pianist and teacher; b. Vienna, March 7, 1863; d. N.Y., June 6, 1949. She was a student of Door and Grädner at the Vienna Cons., where she took 1st prize for 3 consecutive years. On Nov. 3, 1881, she made her N.Y. recital debut. On March 30, 1885, she played the premiere of the last 2 movements of MacDowell’s 2nd Piano Concerto there. In 1887 she became the first prof. of piano at the National Cons, of Music of America in N.Y., continuing in that capacity until 1936. She also was active with the Margulies Trio (1890–92; 1904–25).

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