^ Back to Top
^ Back to Discography
Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
in
 

LENORE ENGDAHL

Lenore Caroline Engdahl was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 8 April 1918. Her parents were Swedish immigrants Walfred and Augusta EJ Engdahl. Her first music lessons were with her mother. She then studied at the MacPhail School of Music in Minneapolis with Elsie Wolf-Campbell. After two years of serious study she won the Countess Helena Morsztyn Scholarship. A group of far-sighted Twin City music-lovers heard the young pianist and raised a fund that would enable her to continue her studies abroad with the Countess. World War II cut short the trip but not the years of extensive study. She made her New York début on 30 March 1942 at the Carnegie Chamber Music Hall. After a much-praised town hall début on 22 October 1944 (that featured works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Chopin, Kirby, Richter and Pizzetti) she embarked on a series of annual recital tours and appearances with American orchestras. She has known, worked and travelled with such artists as Emery Darcy and Marisa Morel, Maria Carreras, Sigismund Stojowski, Hans Barth, Dimitri Mitropoulos and Bronisław Huberman. Her private “good luck” piece is a dainty handkerchief Paderewski gave his sister, who in turn presented it to Ms Engdahl as a token of her personal esteem and friendship. She resided in Minneapolis (where she taught at the MacPhail School of Music), and divided her time between the piano, concertizing, and raising her three children. She taught at the Boston University School of Music (1972–1983) and privately until 2010. She now resides in Arlington, Massachusetts. During the 1950s she recorded for the MGM label. Engdahl was always interested in unusual repertoire and her recorded legacy includes music by Kabalevsky, Dukas, Franck, Milhaud, Villa-Lobos and Griffes.

Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 





 
 
 View Albums
 
 




 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page Del.icio.us. |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
11:50:37 AM, 2 August 2014
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
-212-
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.