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Susan Kagan is a pianist, author and educator. She is a graduate of Columbia University (B.S. cum laude, 1951), has an MA from Hunter College, CUNY (1975), and holds a PhD from the Graduate Center of CUNY (1983). She recently retired from the faculty of Hunter College, where she taught music history. In 1995 she founded the New York Chapter of the American Beethoven Society. She is the author of Archduke Rudolph, Beethoven’s Patron, Pupil, and Friend (Pendragon, 1988), and was a critic for Fanfare magazine. Kagan is on the Advisory Board of the American Beethoven Society.

She has recorded extensively, including a partnership with Josef Suk, two sets of Mozart piano concertos, piano music of Beethoven, Archduke Rudolf and Beethoven’s first teacher Christian Gottlob Neefe 9 (Grand Piano 615–16), as well as the complete sonatas and sonatinas for solo piano and piano duet of Ferdinand Ries on Naxos, and most recently two volumes of violin sonatas by Ries with Eric Grossman (Naxos 8.573193).

Rediscovering Ferdinand Ries by Susan Kagan

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