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KLEEBERG, CLOTILDE:

Pianist; born at Paris June 27, 1866, of German parents. She studied with Mmes. Retz and Massart at the Conservatoire, where, at the age of eleven, she received a medal as well as the highest honors in the competitive examination. The following year she made her début at the "Concerts Populaires," playing Beethoven's C Minor Concerto and several difficult compositions by Chopin. In 1881 she made a successful tour through Denmark, Russia, Austria, and Holland, and in 1883 appeared in London, where she soon became a popular favorite. After establishing her reputation abroad she, in 1887, made her début in Germany, where her graceful and poetic interpretation of the great masters insured her a warm welcome.

In 1894 she was named "Officier de I'Académie," and in 1898 she revisited England, where she achieved a series of brilliant triumphs. Her repertoire is very extensive, including works of composers ranging from Bach to Liszt.

Bibliography:
  • Ehrlich, Celebrated Pianists of the Past and Present Time;
  • Baker, Biog. Dict. of Musicians, New York, 1900.
S. J. So.
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