Thérèse Wartel

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Therese Wartel

Atala Thérèse Annette Wartel, née Adrien, (born Paris, 2 July 1814, died Paris 6 November 1865) was a French pianist, music educator, composer and critic. [1]



Thérèse Wartel was the daughter of the opera singer Martin-Joseph Adrien or Andrien (1767-1822) and the Baroness Gabrielle Constance de Philippy de Bucelly d'Estrées (1782-1854). She was also the sister of the piano virtuoso Rosine-Charlotte DelSarte (née Adrien) who was the wife of the renowned French music and movement teacher Francois DelSarte (1811-1871). [2]

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She studied music at the Conservatoire, became an accompanist, and from 1831-38 taught as a professor at the Conservatoire. [3] She was the first female soloist ever admitted at the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire in 1838. [4]

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In 1833 she married tenor Pierre-François Wartel (1806-1882), and had a son Émile who performed for many years at the Théâtre-Lyrique, and later established a vocal school of his own. [5] [6]

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Wartel composed caprices, fantasies, etudes, ballads and romances. Selected compositions include:

Wartel also published a number of articles and letters on music subjects.

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