Ella Richards papers
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The collection contains the papers of Ella Richards, a piano teacher and pianist. The materials include photographs, letters, cards, programs, invitations, clippings, transcript of a radio program and a published article written by Ms. Richards about her time spent studying in Europe with the pianist Theodor Leschetizky. Her letters include correspondence with Lucile and Clifford Curzon, Jan Smeterling, Myra Hess, Arthur Schnabel and Katherine Goodson.
- Richards, Ella, 1866-1959 (Person)
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Ella Richards was a pianist and piano teacher in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was a serious student of the piano, spending two years of study in Vienna, Austria, funded by the Schubert Club of St. Paul. She studied with Theodor Leschetizky for a short period, who himself studied with Carl Czerny (a student of Beethoven). Richards gave piano lessons until she was 91; she passed away in 1959 at the age of 93.
0.5 Linear foot (1 hollinger box)
Collection contains the papers of Ella Richards, a piano teacher in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The collection was transferred from the Minnesota Historical Society in 1972.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Music teachers. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Piano music Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Transcripts. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ella Richards papers
- Karen Spilman
- February 2005
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