Biography of Isolda Ahlgrimm (1914-1995)

Austrian harpsichordist, born in Vienna on July 31, 1914 and died in Vienna, Austria on October 11, 1995. He/She began his studies as a pianist, as was standard at the time, given that the use of the key, instrument fallen into disuse since the early years of the 19th century, only began to form part of the teaching of the conservatories thanks to the efforts of the Polish harpsichordist Wanda Landowska and not entered, without a doubt, the student plans. It is from 1935 when the study of treaties of the 17TH and 18th centuries and the example of the aforementioned Wanda Landowska do to change the direction of his career. Thus, he/she was one of the first performers giving recitals and record music for key touched on that instrument (or, better say, in reconstructions, not too exact if you stick to the truth, that you had at that time), will be devoted to paying special interest to the Austrian music, especially that of Johann Fux. However, it could not be missing from his repertoire of Bach's music, which was celebrated interpreter, as well as one of the first to collect recorded testimony of the integral key of your music piece.

It was the dedicataria of a suite for your instrument extracted by Richard Strauss in his opera Capriccio. He/She was teacher of his instrument at the Academy of Vienna and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.