Alma Moodie

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Birthday
12, 1898
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Mar 7, 1943 (44)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
12, 1898
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Mar 7, 1943 (44)

About

Famous in Germany during the third and fourth decades of the twentieth century, this Australian-born violinist is remembered for her interpretations of the work of Hans Pfitzner, Eduard Erdmann, and Johannes Brahms.

Before Fame

She first performed in public when she was only six years old and began training at the Brussels Conservatory at age nine.

Trivia

She taught at Frankfurt's Hoch Conservatory.

Family Life

The only child of a Scottish father and an Irish mother, she spent her youth in Mount Morgan, Australia. Her unhappy marriage to German attorney Alexander Balthasar Alfred Spengler produced two children and ended with her early death.

Associated With

Composer Igor Stravinsky considered Moodie an excellent interpreter of his work.