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Author Watchorn, Peter.

Title Isolde Ahlgrimm, Vienna and the early music revival / Peter Watchorn.

Published Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  786.4092 AHLG/ WATC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-240) and index.
Includes discography.
Contents Introduction: Early Music, Vienna and the Missing Link -- 1. Early Education and Influences -- 2. Instrument Collecting, Erich Fiala and the Concerte fur Kenner und Liebhaber, 1934-1956 -- 3. Isolde Ahlgrimm, Philips Phongraphische Industrie and J. S. Bach: The Complete Works for Harpsichord -- 4. After the Deluge: Artistic Independence. The Years 1956-1984 -- App. 1. Discography -- App. 2. Performers in the Concerte fur Kenner und Liebhaber, 1937-1956 -- App. 3. Isolde Ahlgrimm Holland Debut: January 1957, Reviews -- App. 4. Die Concerte fur Kenner und Liebhaber - Chronology -- App. 5. Publications by Isolde Ahlgrimm -- App. 6. Instruments in the Ahlgrimm-Fiala Collection -- App. 7. Richard Strauss: Capriccio Suite, TrV 279c -- App. 8. Bach: Cembalo-Konzerte/Das Amati Orchester -- App. 9. Current Trends in Performance of Baroque Music by Isolde Ahlgrimm -- App. 10. Harpsichord Lessons for the Beginner - a la Isolde Ahlgrimm by Kim Kasling.
Summary "Isolde Ahlgrimm (1984-1995) was an important pioneer in the revival of Baroque and Classical keyboard instruments in her native city, Vienna, and later, throughout Europe and the United States. She trained as a pianist at the Musikakademie in Vienna under the instruction of Victor Ebenstein, Emil von Sauer and Franz Schmidt. In 1934 she met the musical instrument collector. Dr. Erich Fiala, whom she married in 1938. His activities opened up the world of early instruments to her. Using a 1790 fortepiano by Michael Rosenberger, Isolde Ahlgrimm began her career as a specialist on early keyboard instruments with the first in her notable series of Concerte fur Kenner und Liebhaber, given in Vienna's Palais Palffy in February 1937. Ahlgrimm's career as a harpsichordist also began in 1937, when a new instrument was commissioned from the Ammer brothers in Eisenberg, Germany. In 1943 Ahlgrimm performed her first all-harpsichord programme, which consisted of the Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach. From 1949 to 1956, she devoted herself to performing and recording nearly all of Bach's harpsichord music for the newly-founded Dutch label, Philips, presenting her new approach to the harpsichord to a wider audience." "Peter Watchorn provides an engaging study of this pioneer, and argues that Isolde Ahlgrimm's contribution to the harpsichord and fortepiano revival was pivotal, and that her use of period instruments and the inspiration she instilled in younger musicians, including Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt, has been almost entirely overlooked by the wider musical world."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Ahlgrimm, Isolde, 1914-1995.
Harpsichordists -- Austria -- Biography.
Pianists -- Austria -- Biography.
ISBN 9780754657873 (alk. paper)
0754657876 (alk. paper)