Woman of the Century/Adele Lewing
LEWING, Miss Adele, pianist, born in Hanover. Germany, 6th August, 1868. She was educated in classic music by her grandfather, A. C. Prell, first violoncellist in the Hanover Royal Orchestra, a former pupil of Bernhard Romberg, and in the modern school of piano-playing by J. Moeller, a pupil of Ignaz Moscheles. At the age of fourteen years she made her first public appearance. Later she became the student of Prof. Dr. Carl Reinecke and Dr. S. Jadassohn, in Leipzig, studying also harmony with the latter. Reinecke selected Miss Lewing to play the master's sonata in B flat, for piano and violoncello, in the Mendelssohn celebration, and she was also chosen to play the F minor suite by Händel in a concert in honor of the King of Saxony. April 30th, 1884, Miss Lewing played Beethoven's G major concerto, with orchestra, on her first appearance in the public examination in the old Leipzig Gewandhaus-saal. May 10th, 1884, Reinecke selected Miss Lewing to play his quintet, op. 82, in another concert. In her last public examination concert she played Beethoven's E flat concerto, with orchestra, and graduated from the Leipzig Royal Conservatory "with high honors." She came unheralded to America, formed a class of piano pupils in Chicago, and gave her first public concert in that city, 7th December, 1888, in Weber Music Hall. Since then she has played before the Artists' Club, in the Haymarket concerts and numerous others. June 27th, 1889, she played before the Indiana State Music Teachers' Association. July 5th, 1889, she played in the thirteenth meeting of the Music Teachers' National Association, in Philadelphia Pa., and in August of the same year she gave a series of piano recitals in the Elberon Casino, New Jersey. Her concert tour to Boston. Philadelphia, St. Louis and other cities took place in the early part of May 1890. Not only is she an artistic performer, but she is a ADELE LEWING. composer as well. In her youth she displayed literary talent, which took form in poetry, hut her long and earnest study of music has kept her from developing her talents in literary and other directions. She is winning success as a < oinposer, teacher and performer and a woman who has a message for the world. She now resides in Boston, Mass.