Brandes, Emma


A German pianist. She was born near Schwerin, studied under the court music-director at Schwerin, Aloys Schmitt, and later was a pupil of Goltermann, the court-pianist. Emma Brandes made her first public appearance in Schwerin, in 1866; visited England, 1871-1872, where she was regarded as a player of much ability and promise, and played with Joachim and Madame Schumann. In Austria and Germany her playing met with great success, but she retired from public life on her marriage to Professor Engelmann of Utrecht.