Wanda Landowska


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United States harpsichordist (born in Poland) who helped to revive modern interest in the harpsichord (1879-1959)

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8) Paris presented thus an ideal milieu for the ambitious young pianist and fledgling composer Wanda Landowska, who moved to the French capital in 1900 at the age of twenty-one to fulfill her "mad desire to be famous.
33) It is this Parisian context that shaped and enabled the career of Wanda Landowska.
Indeed, two months earlier a reviewer had already made the link explicitly by explaining to his readers that "Madame Wanda Landowska, who, if I am right, has only recently made her appearance in France, is a compatriot of Chopin, and she too [is] a pianist and composer.
This difference was symbolized by the sonic and visual contrasts between the grand piano and the harpsichord--or, when transferred to the two Parisian female Bach performers (as implied by the rhetoric of the article), between Blanche Selva and Wanda Landowska.
See the PBS production Uncommon Visionary: A Documentary on the Life and Art of Wanda Landowska (1997), by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, and Diane Pontius (Video Artists International DVD 4246).
Wanda Landowska, diaries, cited in Uncommon Visionary.
See also Max Riviere, "Nos musiciennes et le Prix de Rome," Femina, April 15, 1902, 115-16: "Mme Wanda Landowska est une physionomie curieuse et seduisante qu'ont pu apprecier les spectatrices du concert de Femina le 14 mars demier" (116).
The interview offers not only Bowles's firsthand impressions of Wanda Landowska and Walt Disney's Fantasia, but also his insights on the advantages and disadvantages of being a composer-critic, and his recollection of such practical matters as the salary and schedule for reviewing assignments.
Thanks to the efforts of pioneers such as Wanda Landowska, Arnold Dolmetsch, Ralph Kirkpatrick, and others in the early decades of the twentieth century, however, the harpsichord began to be played and heard again.
On the other hand, typical of the many excellent side boxes is the story of Wanda Landowska, the Polish harpsichordist who almost single-handedly brought the harpsichord back into acceptance by the musical public and who provided seminal interpretations and recordings of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in the 1930s and later (p.
MacMillan's teen years in Edinburgh, where Wanda Landowska made him aware of Bach's music and where he studied with Alfred Hollins and Frederick Niecks, made him determined to improve conditions at home.
It provides an overview of the revival of the harpsichord as a viable concert instrument in the twentieth century, Palmer cites performers who commissioned, performed, and recorded harpsichord repertory earlier in this century, including such legendary women as Wanda Landowska, Sylvia Marlow, Antoinette Vischer of Switzerland, and the English virtuosa Violet Gordon Woodhouse.