Streicher-Stein, Nanette

BORN 2 Jan 1769, Augsburg, Bayern - DIED 16 Jan 1833, Wien
BIRTH NAME Stein, Nannette
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 A, Nummer 30)

Nannette Stein was a daughter of the organ and piano maker Johann Andreas Stein (1728-1792) from Augsburg. She was taught to play the piano by her father and she first performed in public when she was seven years old in April 1776. She frequently appeared in concerts with her friend, the pianist Anna von Schaden. At least in 1787 she also sang a concert, but later she had to give up singing for health reasons. her father had also educated her as a piano maker and when he died in 1792 she was able to continue his workshop.

In 1794 she married the musician Andreas Streicher, a friend of Friedrich Schiller. They went to Vienna that same year and there she continued the piano making business with her younger brother Matthäus Andreas Stein (1776-1842). In 1802 their business collaboration ended and from then on she managed the company herself. Supported by Strecher and by their son Johann Baptist she expanded the company into one of the main piano makers in Vienna.

With her husband she organised concerts in Vienna and from 1812 they had their own piano salon with room for 300 visitors. She continued to play piano hersel in private for friends and visitors and sometimes her daughter Sophie (1797-1840) joined her. Ludwig van Beethoven was a friend of her and her husband for a long time and during the last years of his life they assisted him in practical matters and cared for him. She died in 1833 in Vienna. In 1891 her remains anfd those of her husband were transferred from the St. Marx Cemetery to the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna.

• Son: Streicher, Johann Baptist
• Husband: Streicher, Andreas (1794-1833)

Related persons
• was a friend of Beethoven, Ludwig van
• is brother/sister of Stein, Matthäus Andreas


The grave of Johann Andreas Streicher and Nanette Streicher-Stein at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2014)


• Rechnitz, Stefan, Grabstätten Berühmter Männer und Frauen, Eind Rundgang durch die Wiener Vorstadtfriedhöfe, Gerlach & Wiedling, Wien, 1948
Nannette Streicher - Wikipedia

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Published: 20 Oct 2023
Last update: 20 Oct 2023