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Family musicians performing together?

Post by Lance » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:35 pm

The Petrenko/Berlin Phil thread prompts me to write this one.

When you think of various husbands/wives, fathers/sons/daughters/cousins and what-have-you performing and/or recording together, there are quite a few examples.

•Artur Schnabel, pianist/composer and contralto wife Therese Behr - they performed and recorded songs by Schubert, but it is usually indicated that Therese was somewhat past her prime when she made those HMV discs. Artur Schnabel also performed/recorded with his son, Karl Ulrich Schnabel.
•Felix Weingartner, conductor-composer and mezzo-soprano wife Lucille Marcel.
•Joan Sutherland, soprano and husband Richard Bonynge, conductor/pianist.
•Emil Gilels/Elena Gilels - Gilels' daughter was quite accomplished in her own right as evidenced by at least one or two recordings. Emil Gilels' sister was violinist Elizaveta with whom he performed and recorded. [See next entry on Leonid Kogan.]
•Leonid Kogan/Elizaveta Gilels - Both were married violinists and performed and recorded together on the Russian Melodiya label. Elizaveta Gilels was Emil's sister and those two also frequently performed together (and recorded).
•Vitya Vronsky and Victor Babin - husband and wife duo pianists.
•Zara Nelsova (Sara Katznelson) and Grant Johannesen - cellist wife, pianist husband performed/recorded.
•Joseph and Rosina Lhevinne - duo pianists.
•Jewel Bethany and Edwin Hughes - performing duo pianists.
•Marilyn Horne and Henry Lewis - a mezzo-soprano/conductor duo.
•Pierrette Alarie/Leopold Simoneau - soprano/tenor marrieds.
•Rudolf and Peter Serkin - father/son pianists in their own right who also performed as duo-pianists.
•Clara Butt/Kennerley Rumford - a great contralto/baritone husband-wife duo
•Leontyne Price, soprano and baritone husband William Warfield.
•Martha Argerich, pianist and once-husband, Charles Dutoit, conductor.
•Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer/pianist and sister-pianist, Nannerl.
•Louise Homer/Sidney Homer - contralto/piano duo.
•Ameilta Galli-Curci, soprano/Homer Samuels, pianist marrieds.
•Rosa Ponsella/Carmella Ponselle - sisters who appeared on the same stage.
•Leonid Kogan/Pavel Kogan - father and son violinist and conductor worked together.
•Mstislav Rostropovich/Galina Vishnevskya - cellist/pianist/conductor and his soprano wife, Galina Vishnevskaya performed/recorded.and recorded as did some of their children.
•Lily Pons and André Kostelanetz - husband and wife soprano/conductor.
•Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano and /Walter Berry baritone husband.
•Amparo and José Iturbi - brother and sister piano duo.
•Mischa and Cipa Dichter - well knownmarried duo-pianists.
•Daniel Barenboim, pianist-conductor and Jacqueline Du Pré, cellist.
•Sviatoslav Richter, pianist/Nina Dorliak, soprano partners or marrieds (?).
•Kathia and Marielle LaBecque - piano-duo sisters.
•Montserrat Caballé, Sr. and Jr. - mother/daughter sopranos.
•Montserrat Caballe/Bernabe Marti - husband and wife singers.
•Duo Praxedis - mother/daughter pianist/harpist (Praxedis Geneviève Hug, piano,
and harpist daughter Praxedis Hug Rütti).
•Anthony Golstone & Caroline Clemmow -husband and wife duo-pianists.
•Claude Frank/Lilian Kalir - husband and wife duo-pianists, also violininst
daughter, Pamela Frank.
•Beatriz and Walter Klien - husband and wife duo-pianists.
•John Ogdon and Brenda Lucas - husband and wife duo-pianists.
•Pierre Luboshutz and Genia Nemenoff - husband and wife duo pianists.
•The Menuhins - Yehudi, Yaltah, Hephzibah - his sisters - performed/recorded together.
•David and Igor Oistrakh - father and son violinists.
•Bekova Sisters (Eleonora, Elvira, Alfia) - chamber music trio of sisters.
•Ethel Bartlett/Rae Robertson - husband/wife piano duo.
•Robert, Gaby and Jean Casadesus, pianists - father/mother/son performed and recorded as duo or trio of pianists.
•Abram Chasins/Constance Keen - husband and wife duo.
•Lyubov Bruk/Mark Taimanov - piano duo (I believe marrieds).
•John and Richard Contiguglia - brothers as duo-pianists.
•Anthony and Joseph Paratore - brothers as duo-pianists.
•Alfred and Adrian Brendel, father/son piano-cello duo.
•The Romero Guitarist Family - Celedonio, Celin, Pepe and Angel father/sons.
•Chung Trio (Myung-whun Chung on piano, Kyung-wha Chung on violin, Myung-wha Chung on cello; three siblings).
•Adolf, Fritz and Hermann Busch (brothers) famous string trio. Pianist Rudolf Serkin married Adolf's daughter, Irene and all recorded/performed together.
•Elly Ney, pianist and Willem van Hoogstraten, conductor.
•Kristine Opalais, soprano and husband-conductor Nelsons Andris.
•Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone and wife Juliá Várady, soprano, and previous wife
cellist Irmgard Poppen.
•Viktoria Mullova, violinist and cellist husband Matthew Barley.
•John Barbirolli, conductor/cellist and oboist wife, Evelyn Rothwell.
•Simon Rattle, conductor/pianist and mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená.
•Piotr Anderszewski, pianist and violinist sister, Dorota Anderzewska.
•Nikolai Golovanov, conductor and soprano wife, Antonina Nezhdanova.
•Dmitri Shostakovich, composer/pianist/conductor and pianist/conductor Maxim,
and grandson-pianist, Dmitri, Jr.
•Orli Shaham, pianist and brother Gil Shaham, violinist.
•David Robertson, conductor and wife, pianist Orli Shaham.
•Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer, pianist with uncle Charles Munch (by marriage).
•Karl Ulrich Schnabel and Helen Fogel Schnabel, husband-wife duo-pianists.
•Kutrowatz Brothers, Eduard and Johannes, duo-pianist brothers.
•Ernst, Daniel and Andreas Ottensammer, clarinetists, father (Ernst) and two sons.
•Joshua Bell, violinist and Larisa Martinez, soprano. (Married October 5, 2019)
•Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor/pianist and Pierre Tourville, violist (partners).
•Itzhak Perlman and Toby Perlman, violinists; daughter pianist Navah Perlman
•Renaud and Gautier Gautier Capuçon, violinist and cellist brothers.

KEEP GIVING ME NAMES AND I WILL ADD YOURS TO THIS LIST, which will be comprehensive!
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Re: Family musicians performing together?

Post by John F » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:18 pm

Brother and sister partnerships are perhaps not the same as other blood and non-blood relationships; growing up in the same household, etc. Nannerl and Wolfgang Mozart, and any number of Bachs.
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Post by Ricordanza » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:32 am

The first combination that comes to mind is one of "exes" -- Martha Argerich and Charles Dutoit. I've had the good fortune to attend a couple of Philadelphia Orchestra concerts where Martha Argerich appeared as a concerto soloist with her "ex" conducting the Orchestra. Can't comment about their personal relationship, but they certainly made great music together....and concluded the performance with a kiss on the lips.

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Post by Beckmesser » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:11 am

Didn't see pianist Claude Frank who performed with his wife, pianist Lillian Kallir, and their daughter, violinist Pamela Frank. Wikipedia reports that violinist Miriam Fried performs with her son, pianist Jonathan Biss.

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Post by Modernistfan » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:57 am

Donald Weilerstein and his wife Vivian Hornik Weilerstein playing with their daughter Alisa Weilerstein (piano trio--Donald on violin, Vivian on piano, Alisa on cello).

Also, the Chung Trio (Myung-whun Chung on piano, Kyung-wha Chung on violin, Myung-wha Chung on cello; three siblings).

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Post by Lance » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:22 pm

I included Claude Frank and Lilian Kalir, but forgot to include Pamela! (Thank you!)
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Didn't see pianist Claude Frank who performed with his wife, pianist Lillian Kallir, and their daughter, violinist Pamela Frank. Wikipedia reports that violinist Miriam Fried performs with her son, pianist Jonathan Biss.
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Post by Lance » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:23 pm

Thank you for those. Of course they should have been included!
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Donald Weilerstein and his wife Vivian Hornik Weilerstein playing with their daughter Alisa Weilerstein (piano trio--Donald on violin, Vivian on piano, Alisa on cello).

Also, the Chung Trio (Myung-whun Chung on piano, Kyung-wha Chung on violin, Myung-wha Chung on cello; three siblings).
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Post by Danny » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:21 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagen_Quartet


The Hagen string quartet was founded in 1981 by four siblings.

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Post by Beckmesser » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:45 pm

I guess we are not surprised to find multiple members of a family who share musical talent: married couples who met "through work" and their talented offspring (there must be a genetic factor, I suppose).

I think it would be really interesting to compile a list of musicians who "came out of nowhere"--the first in their family to exhibit musical talent.

This sometimes happens in other fields of endeavor. For example, my wife's thesis advisor (decades ago) is a world-famous mathematician who was the first in his family to go to college--and that path wasn't even something the family had seriously considered.

I'll start the ball rolling with pianist Paul Lewis. Any others?

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Post by Donald Isler » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:21 pm

Pianist Ann Schein and her husband, Earl Carlyss (former member of the Juilliard Quartet), whom I recently interviewed.
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Post by mikealdren » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:53 am

Dmitri, Maxim and Dmitri Jr. Shostakovich

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Post by John F » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:34 am

Beckmesser wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:45 pm
I guess we are not surprised to find multiple members of a family who share musical talent: married couples who met "through work" and their talented offspring (there must be a genetic factor, I suppose).
It probably shouldn't be surprising, but many notable composers - maybe most of them - were the children of professional or serious amateur musicians. That would give them a head start in the home over others from unmusical families who learned their skills and craft from teachers, or the far fewer who were self-taught.
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Post by Philip M » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:48 am

Don’t forget Simon Rattle and Kozena (third and current wife) and Rattle and Elise Ross (first wife), plus Rattle and his clarinetist son Sacha (from first wife)

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Post by Philip M » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:50 am

Barbirolli and his wife Evelyn Rothwell

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Post by Philip M » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:03 am

Piotr Anderszewski and his sister Dorota Anderszewski

Golovanov and his wife Nezhdanova

Viktoria Mullova and her husband Matthew Barley (she also had a child by Abbado)

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Post by Philip M » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:08 am

Don’t forget Andris Nelsons and Opolais (they are sadly separated)

Also Rostropovich’s daughters both played with him and Galina.

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Post by mikealdren » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:11 am

Fischer-Dieskau and his wife, Júlia Várady

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mikealdren wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:11 am
Fischer-Dieskau and his wife, Júlia Várady
And his first wife, the cellist Irmgard Poppen.
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Post by Ricordanza » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:19 am

I just heard an excerpt of a new recording on the radio: pianist Orli Shaham performing Mozart's PC 17 with her husband, David Robertson, conducting the St. Louis Symphony. The announcer said that the record label (something with canary?) was started by Orli's brother, violinist Gil Shaham.

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Post by maestrob » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:15 pm

I have a recording of Ravel's Piano Concerto and d'Indy's Symphony on a French Mountain Air with Charles Munch leading Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer (his niece by marriage) and the Boston Symphony from the 1960's. It's an excellent reading of both pieces. She also recorded Prokofiev II with Munch, IIRC.

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Post by Lance » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:49 pm

Right on. I've prepared pianos for Orli in the past. Canary Records is Shaham's own label. He apparently started it when his contract with DGG expired or he was released from the label. Ihave several of the Canaries!
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I just heard an excerpt of a new recording on the radio: pianist Orli Shaham performing Mozart's PC 17 with her husband, David Robertson, conducting the St. Louis Symphony. The announcer said that the record label (something with canary?) was started by Orli's brother, violinist Gil Shaham.
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Post by Lance » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:41 pm

Wonderful responses. Let's keep going with this! I am sure it is much more than we think.
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Post by Belle » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:30 am

The Viennese Kutrowatz Brothers; both of them teach at the Wiener Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. I have seen them performing in Vienna, but there isn't much of their playing available on U-Tube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD7ogEyCv6E

And the Viennese Ottensammer family played together before Ernst's untimely death 2 years ago; Daniel (Vienna Philharmonic) and Andreas (Berlin Philharmonic) played with their father as the Clarinotts. I'm unsure about whether the brothers are playing together now that their father has gone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePlowCHFwxg

They could have become movie stars!!!! It was a terrible day when Ernst Ottensamer died, July 2017.

https://vimeo.com/66176609

And the Jussen Brothers, once again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hweaPqi_SYI

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Post by Lance » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:44 am

Be sure to check out the bottom of list for new additions. We can also add gay marriages. I'm trying to think of some!
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