Bauer-Lechner, Natalie

BORN 9 May 1858, Wien: Penzing - DIED 8 Jun 1921, Wien
BIRTH NAME Lechner, Natalia Anna Juliana
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 59 B, Reihe G1, Nummer 21)

Natalia Lechner was the daughter of Rudolf Lechner (1822-1895), the owner of a University bookshop in Vienna and also a publisher. She studied with her sister Ellen (28/07/1859-24/03/1940) at the Conservatory in Vienna. They graduated both on 25 July 1872. On 27 December 1875 she married the widower Professor Alexander Bauer (1836-1921) who was 39 years old and had three children. She was seventeen. They had no further children and the marriage ended on 19 June 1885. Nothing is known about her life from then until 1890.

From 1890 until his marriage with Alma Schindler in 1901 she was a close friend of Gustav Mahler and she recorded their friendship in her diary. In 1895 she became the violinist of the all female Soldat-Roeger String Quartet that was led by Maria Soldat-Roeger. Between 1895 and 1913 they gave 51 concerts in Vienna, three in each year. She also gave solo concerts in Germna cities and between 1908 and 1912 in Vienna. During her last years she was a convinced feminist. She died in 1921 in Vienna in poverty.

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The grave of Rudolf Lechner and Natalie Bauer-Lechner at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (12 Aug 2018)


Natalie Bauer-Lechner – Wikipedia

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Published: 18 Dec 2022
Last update: 18 Dec 2022