Discovering Pianists: Ingeborg Bronsart, Carl Lachmund and Rosita Renard.
From the research project Piano Traditions Through Their Genealogy Trees, by Daniel Pereira.
Here are a few biographical remarks of three pianists selected from The Franz Liszt Piano Tradition.
In the beginning of March, I will publish three new traditions on IPAM´s website: the Muzio Clementi Tradition, the Wolfgang Amadeus Tradition and the Louis Adam Tradition.
You can access at any time the entire content of the project Piano Traditions Through Their Genealogy Trees, published on monthly instalments at the International Piano Archives at Maryland´s website (University of Maryland).
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Bronsart [née Starck], Ingeborg
Saint Petersburg, August 12 or 24, 1840 — Munich, June 17, 1913
Although born in Saint Petersburg, she was German of Swedish descent. She had a successful performing career until she married Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf in 1861 when, due to her husband´s duties as Intendant in Hanover and Weimar, she had to abandon the concert stage. From then on, she was entirely devoted to composition, especially songs and operas, which are influenced by Liszt and Wagner.
Booneville, United States, March 27, 1853 — New York, February 20, 1928
Of German descent, he studied in Cologne, Berlin and Weimar. He compiled in severa personal diaries a detailed account of Liszt´s masterclasses, comments and ideas about his fellow peers. These diaries were consolidated in Living with Liszt, a book published posthumously and edited by Alan Walker. He founded the Lachmund Piano Conservatory in New York and the Women´s String Orchestra, one of the first of its type. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts holds Lachmund´s extensive memorabilia and materials about Liszt.
Renard, Rosita [Rosa Amelia Renard Artigas]
Santiago, February 8, 1894 — Santiago, May 24, 1949
The daughter of a Catalan immigrant, she was admired for her interpretations of Mozart, Chopin and Liszt, and her career in Europe was halted and remained undeveloped for the outbreak of World War I. Subsequently, she lived in Germany and in the USA, and taught at the DKG Institute of Musical Art in Rochester, New York. In 1930, she returned to Chile where she taught at the Santiago Conservatory. She played once at Carnegie Hall in 1949, which was recorded. Due to an incurable sleeping disease contracted after a mosquito bite, she refrained from performing again in public and died shortly after. Samuel Claro published her biography in Spanish in 1993. She married Czech singer Otto Stern and her younger sister, Blanca Renard, was also a world class pianist.