Bronsart, Ingeborg von


Wife of the preceding. Noted contemporary composer and pianist. She was bom in St. Petersburg, of Swedish parentage, her maiden name being Starck. She came of a musical family, and had the benefit of good instruction from the first, studying under Martinoff, Decker and Henselt. When only twelve years old she gave a concert, at which was presented a composition of her own. After this success she made other public appearance while still very young. Application for lessons was made to Liszt, and on proving her ability she was accepted as a pupil, and became a great favorite with that great teacher. After a series of concert tours throughout Germany, appearing also in St. Petersburg and Paris, she was married in 1861, to Hans von Bronsart, and settling in Hanover, retired from concert work, hereafter devoting her time to composition. She is the author of songs, several male choruses, works for violoncello and piano, a fantasie for violin and piano, numerous compositions for the piano, and three dramatic works. Die Gottin von Sais was her first opera. Her setting to Goethe's Jery und Bately has been very successful, as has also her third opera, Konig Hierne.