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Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso

Beth Abelson Macleod


One of the foremost piano virtuosi of her time, Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler reliably filled Carnegie Hall. As a “new woman,” she simultaneously embraced family life and forged an independent career built around a repertoire of the German music she tirelessly championed. Yet after her death she faded into obscurity. This first book-length biography reintroduces a figure long, and unjustly, overlooked by music history. Trained in Vienna, Bloomfield-Zeisler significantly advanced the development of classical music in the United States. Her powerful and sensitive performances, both in piano recitals ... More

Keywords: classical music, Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Sigmund Zeisler, Haymarket trial, artistic life, Carnegie Hall, German music, musicians, marriage, piano recitals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039348
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039348.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beth Abelson Macleod, author
Central Michigan University