Kleeberg, Clotilde


Celebrated pianist, whose performance is said to greatly resemble that of Mme. Schumann. Born at Paris and received her musical education at the Conservatory, winning the first prize for piano-playing when only twelve years old. In the same year she appeared in public for the first time with phenomenal success, giving Beethoven's Concerto in C minor. She toured Austria, Russia, Denmark and Holland, and finally went to England, where she played at the Philharmonic concerts and elsewhere. She won the approval of Richter, who invited her to play at the Vienna Philharmonic concerts, at Vienna, at which she became very popular. In 1864 she was made a member of the Academy, later she married Charles Samuel, a sculptor. Her repertory includes the works of Bach, Schumann and Liszt, and her execution is forceful and intelligent.