Pesadori-Pechwell, Antonia Helene

PIANIST, COMPOSER (GERMANY)
BORN 6 Mar 1798, Dresden - DIED 20 Sep 1834, Dresden
REAL NAME Pechwell, Antonia Helene
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Friedrichstrasse

Known as Antoinetta Pechwell. Daughter of the portrait painter August Joseph Pechwell (1757-1811). She gave her first concert when she was eleven years old and she studied under Alexander Klengel and Friedrich Dotzauer.

When Chopin visited in 1829 he listened to her on August 27 and said she played well. On November 10, 1830 he attended one of her concerts at a soiree at the house of Dr. Kreyssig. In 1831 she married the singer Ranuzio Pesadori. Francesco Morlacchi was a witness to the marriage.

On September 8, 1834 she gave birth to a dead child. Twelve days later she died from meningitis. In 1835 some of her work was published.

Related persons
• met Chopin, Frédéric François

Sources
• Schlechte, Gudrun, Der Alte Katholische Friedhof in der Friedrichstadt zu Dresden, Hille, Dresden, 2004
chopin.pl

Images

The grave of Antonia Helene Pesadori at the Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2005)

 


Pesne, Antoine

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 1 Aug 2008