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Teresa Carreño

(1853-1917)

 
 
Teresa Carreño Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. Teresa Carreño Marker
Inscription. The great pianist, composer, singer, teacher and the first woman conductor was born in Caracas, Venezuela on December 22, 1853 and died here at "Della Robia" on June 12, 1917 as an American citizen.

A pupil of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Anton Rubinstein and the teacher of Edward MacDowell, Mme. Carreño performed for President Lincoln in 1863 and for President Wilson in 1916 at the White House. She was a soloist with the New York Philharmonic from 1897 until 1917.

Presented by the City of New York, Clarissa Alcock Bronfman, Maria Christina Anzola, Ana Maria Boulton, Claudia Cisneros, Cota Cohen, Carolina Herrera, Simona Mishaan, Raphael Kastoriano, Voytek Matushevski, and Steinway & Sons.

November 25, 2003

In commemoration of Teresa Carreño's professional debut in Manhattan on November 25, 1862, and the 150th anniversary of her birth.
 
Erected 2003 by The City of New York plus 10 others (see marker transcription).
 
Location. 40° 47.723′ N, 73° 58.381′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 96th Street and West End Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West 96th Street. Click for map. Marker
Della Robia Apartments and Teresa Carreño Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
2. Della Robia Apartments and Teresa Carreño Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here in the distance, attached to the W. 96th side of the corner of the building.
is at or near this postal address: 251 West 96th Street, New York NY 10025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnett Newman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joan of Arc (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Joan of Arc (approx. 0.2 miles away); Firemen’s Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fire Horses (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Firemen’s Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Humphrey DeForest Bogart (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York City.
 
Also see . . .  Teresa Carreño (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 9, 2016.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicHispanic Americans
 
<i>Teresa Carreno, the child pianist: Born on the 22nd December 1853</i> image. Click for full size.
By Dominique Fabronius, 1863
3. Teresa Carreno, the child pianist: Born on the 22nd December 1853
Lithograph image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
María Teresa Carreño García de Sena (1853-1917) image. Click for full size.
By Bain News Service, circa 1915
4. María Teresa Carreño García de Sena (1853-1917)
Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on October 9, 2016.
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