New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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.
Erected 2003 by The City of New York plus 10 others (see marker transcription).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicHispanic Americans • Women. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 12, 1917.
Location. 40° 47.723′ N, 73° 58.381′ W. Marker is in New York, 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 West 96th Street, New York NY 10025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); John Merven Carrere Memorial (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. ¼ mile away); Fire Horses (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Firemen’s Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Teresa Carreño (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 9, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.