Ilse Fromm-Michaels ( German: Ilse Fromm-Michaels , nee Bauch , German: Bauch ; December 30, 1888 , Hamburg - January 22, 1986 , Detmold ) - German pianist and composer . Clarinetist mother Jost Michaels .
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She studied at the Stern Conservatory with James Quast (piano) and Hans Pfitzner (composition), then improved at the Cologne Conservatory with Karl Friedberg and Fritz Steinbach . Received approving feedback from Max Reger on the performance of his Variations on the Bach theme, performed the Third Rachmaninoff concert with Arthur Nikisch (the invitation came after Nikish heard Fromm-Michaels own piano sonata performed by the author), was friends with Erwin Schulhof and became the first performer of several his early plays. Then she lived and worked in Hamburg, where in 1934 her premiere of the oratorio “Passion of Mary” (op. 18) was successfully premiered. Soon, however, Fromm-Michaels music was banned for performance due to the Jewish origin of her husband, lawyer Walter Michaels. Fromm-Michaels' most important works - Symphony (op. 19, 1938 ) and Musica larga for clarinet and strings ( 1944 ) - were first performed only after the end of World War II . In 1949 or 1950 , Fromm-Michaels ceased to compose music, but taught for some time at the Hamburg Graduate School of Music .
In 1961 , the Fromm-Michaels Symphony was awarded the first prize at the international competition for women composers in Mannheim. In 1964 , the Hamburg government awarded it the Brahms Medal.
Fromm-Michaels piano works were recorded in 1999 by pianist Babetta Dorn , who also devoted several articles to her life and work.
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