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Edward Steuermann Edit Profile

pianist , composer.

Edward Steuermann, Polish pianist, composer.

Background

Steuermann, Edward was born on June 18, 1892 in Sambor, Poland. Son of Josef and Augusta (Amster) Steuermann.

Education

Matura diploma, Gymnasium, Poland, 1910. Piano student with Vilem Kurz, Ferruccio Busoni. Student composition with Arnold Schoenberg.

Doctor of Music honoris causa, Philadelphia Musical Academy, 1962.

Career

1 daughter, Margaret. Married second, Clara Silvers, 1949. Children—Rebecca, Rachel.

Came to the United States, 1936, naturalized, 1944. Debut, Poland, 1903; concert artist United States, Europe, since 1918. Pioneer contemporary music, including 1st performances of all Schoenberg piano works and chamber music with piano.

Teacher master class Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, 1948-1963, Juilliard School Music, since 1952. Summer teacher Salzburg Mozarteum, Kranichsteiner Musikinstitut, Darmstadt, Germany, Zichron Yakov Israel, Dartington Hall, England, Hannover, Germany. Recordings Columbia, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Recip. Schoenberg medal for activities in promoting and deepening general understanding of contemporary musical works, International Society Contemporary Music, 1952. Composer: Sonata for Piano, 1926. Cycle of Songs, 1930.

Four Piano Pieces, 1934. Cycle of Songs, 1936-1945. String Quartet, 1945.

Suite for Piano, 1952. Piano Trio, 1953; Improvisation and Allegro for Violin and Piano, 1955. Three Choirs, 1956; Variations for Orchestra, 1957.

Music for Instruments, 1960. Cycle of Bass Songs String Quartet, 1960-1961. Dialogues for Solo Violin, 1963.

Cantata On the Gallery (Kafka), 1963. Suite for Orchestra, 1964. Editor: Brahms Piano Music, Universal Edit., 1927.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: Sonata for Piano, 1926. Cycle of Songs, 1930. Four Piano Pieces, 1934.

      Cycle of Songs, 1936-1945. String Quartet, 1945. Suite for Piano, 1952.

      Piano Trio, 1953

    • Improvisation and Allegro for Violin and Piano, 1955. Three Choirs, 1956

    • Variations for Orchestra, 1957. Music for Instruments, 1960.

      Cycle of Bass Songs String Quartet, 1960-1961. Dialogues for Solo Violin, 1963. Cantata On the Gallery (Kafka), 1963.

      Suite for Orchestra, 1964. Editor: Brahms Piano Music, Universal Edit., 1927.

Connections

Married Hilda Merinsky, 1922.; married second, Clara Silvers, 1949. Children: Rebecca, Rachel.

father:
Josef Steuermann

mother:
Augusta (Amster) Steuermann

spouses:
Hilda Merinsky

Clara Silvers

children:
Rebecca Steuermann

Rachel Steuermann