Nathalie Janotha (1856–1932)
Picture postcard from the Manskopf Collection, University Library of Frankfurt
Born in Warsaw, Nathalie Janotha played Bach, Beethoven and Chopin as early as the age of seven. Her father had been friends with Liszt, Thalberg and Rubinstein in his youth. Subsequently, Janotha studied at the Berlin Conservatoire and in the summer of 1871 also with Clara Schumann, with whom she would later continue to take lessons. She was a fellow pupil of Eugenie Schumann with Ernst Rudorff, who tried in vain to rein in the temper of the Polish woman, but finally was unable to resist her charm and could not be angry with her for long after her temperamental outbursts.
Nathalie Janotha successfully performed in concert throughout Europe, but also in America where she was even received at the White House. In the late 1870s, George Bernard Shaw in London proclaimed her the successor to Clara Schumann, with whom she also appeared together, but when he heard her again in 1892, he was extremely disappointed by her playing.
(J.M.N., translated by Th. H.)
Cf. also the corresponding page on N. Janotha at https://mugi.hfmt-hamburg.de/
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