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Teresa Carreño

Carreño, Teresa (tārāˈsä kärāˈnyō) [key], 1853–1917, Venezuelan pianist; pupil of L. M. Gottschalk and Anton Rubinstein. Her debut was made in New York in 1862. She appeared as an opera singer for a brief period but thereafter continued her piano career, becoming known as one of the foremost pianists of her time. She composed a festival hymn for the Bolívar centenary, 1883, and was a teacher of Edward MacDowell.

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