Wasielewski, Alma von

PIANIST (GERMANY)
BORN 24 Jun 1827, Freiberg, Sachsen - DIED 21 Mar 1871, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
BIRTH NAME Beyer, Alma Johanna Louise
GRAVE LOCATION Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Alter Friedhof

Alma von Wasielewski was the daughter of the Royal Saxon court director Eduard Beyer. She was a trained pianist and Friedrich Wieck was one of her teachers. She was a close friend of Wieck's daughter Clara Schumann. On 10 October 1852 Alma married Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski (1822-1896), who was a musical director and a music historian. In 1855 they had a son, Wolfgang, who died in 1871.

Her first public concert took place on 27 March 1849, when she played works by Beethoven and Schubert in Freiberg. Her debut as a solo pianist took place on 1 December 1852 with a piano concert by Johann Peter Pixis. Robert Schumann dedicated his "Albumblätter (op. 124)" to her. She died in 1871 in Bonn.

Related persons
• was a friend of Schumann, Clara
• was pupil to Wieck, Friedrich

Images

The grave of Alma von Wasielewski at the Alter Friedhof, Bonn.
Picture by Androom (17 Jun 2012)

 

Sources
Alma von Wasielewski – Wikipedia


Waterhouse, John William

Published: 06 Mar 2022
Last update: 10 Mar 2022