Elly Ney

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Birthday
27, 1882
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Mar 31, 1968 (85)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
27, 1882
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Mar 31, 1968 (85)

About

Popular Romantic pianist known for her interpretations of Beethoven.

Before Fame

She won the 1901 Mendelssohn Scholarship, enabling her to study in Vienna with Emil von Sauer and Theodor Leschetizky.

Trivia

She was an instructor at Cologne Conservatory over the course of three years, then embarked on an ambitious touring career.

Family Life

Her mother was a music teacher. However, it was her grandmother who really lit the spark, introducing her to Beethoven and encouraging her musical ambitions.

Associated With

She was a member of the Nazi Party during the reign of the Third Reich under Adolf Hitler and fully supported the regime's anti-Semitic goals.