Rivé-King, Julie

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Rivé-King, Julie

Rivé-King, Julie , American pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Cincinnati, Oct. 30, 1854; d. Indianapolis, July 24, 1937. She received her primary instruction from her mother, then studied in N.Y. with William Mason and in Leipzig with Reinecke; also was for a time a pupil of Liszt. She played Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at her American debut, with the N.Y. Phil. (April 24, 1875), marking the beginning of an active career; she gave about 4, 000 concerts in the U.S., retiring only a year before her death. In 1876 she married Frank King of Milwaukee. From 1905 to 1936 she was a piano instructor at the Bush Cons. in Chicago. She wrote some attractive piano pieces (Impromptu, Polonaise héroïque, Bubbling Spring, etc.).


M. Petteys, J. R.-K., American Pianist (diss., Univ. of Mo., 1987).

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