Thérèse Wartel

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Therese Wartel

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



Born in Paris, 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 who was the wife of the renowned French music and movement teacher Francois DelSarte (1811–1871). [2]

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

In 1833, she married the 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]

She died in Paris aged 51.


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

Wartel also published a number of articles and letters on musical subjects, e.g.

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