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Ethel Leginska

Ethel Liggins (13 April 1886 – 26 February 1970) was a British pianist, composer, conductor and music educator.

She was a student of Theodor Leschetizky, later studying composition with Rubin Goldmark and Ernest Bloch, and conducting with Eugene Goossens, Robert Heger and Gennaro Papi. Among her students were pianist and harpsichordist Gavin Williamson, James Henry Fields, Daniel Pollack and Bruce Sutherland. She was a pioneer of women's opportunity in music performance and conducting, being the first woman to conduct many of the world's leading orchestras.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 13th, 1886 (Kingston upon Hull), Died February 26th, 1970 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer

Notes: |b (Leginska (real name, Liggins), Ethel; b. Apr. 13, 1886, Hull, d. Feb. 26, 1970, Los Angeles; English pianist, teacher, and composer)

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W142318 10-in. 6/18/1926 Marche militaire, part 1 Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142319 10-in. 6/18/1926 Marche militaire, Part 2 Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142320 10-in. 6/18/1926 The hurdy-gurdy man Ethel Leginska Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142321 10-in. 6/18/1926 Cradle song Ethel Leginska Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145657 10-in. 2/20/1928 Moments musicaux, for pianoforte Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145658 10-in. 2/20/1928 Moments musicaux, for pianoforte Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145659 10-in. 2/20/1928 Moments musicaux, for pianoforte Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145734 10-in. 3/8/1928 Moments musicaux Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145735 10-in. 3/8/1928 Moments musicaux Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145736 10-in. 3/8/1928 Moments musicaux, for pianoforte Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145737 10-in. 3/8/1928 Moments musicaux Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145738 10-in. 3/8/1928 Moments musicaux Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98285 12-in. 6/19/1926 Hungarian rhapsody, no. 8 Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98286 12-in. 6/19/1926 Hungarian rhapsody, no. 8 Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98303 12-in. 12/21/1926 Prelude in C-sharp minor, no. 2 Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98304 12-in. 12/21/1926 Prelude in G minor Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98317 12-in. 2/18/1927 Rondo capricciosio, part 1 Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98318 12-in. 2/18/1927 Rondo capricciosio, part 2 Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98360 12-in. 6/3/1927 Polonaise Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98361 12-in. 6/3/1927 Prelude op. 28, no. 15 Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98362 12-in. 6/3/1927 Minuet Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98468 12-in. 2/20/1928 Impromptu no. 2 Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98469 12-in. 2/20/1928 Impromptu no. 3 Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98470 12-in. 2/20/1928 Impromptu no. 3 Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W98483 12-in. 3/8/1928 Impromptu no. 1 Ethel Leginska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leginska, Ethel," accessed December 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110736.

Leginska, Ethel. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110736.

"Leginska, Ethel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110736

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