Samaroff, Olga səmä´rôf [key]
, 1882–1948, American pianist and educator, whose real name was Hickenlooper, b. San Antonio, Tex.; studied at the Paris Conservatory. Her American debut (1905) was in New York City. She taught at Juilliard and at the Philadelphia Conservatory. She was music critic (1927–29) for the New York Evening Post
and in 1933 founded the Layman's Music Course, Inc. She was the wife of Leopold Stokowski from 1911 to 1923. Her writings on music include The Layman's Music Book
(1935) and A Music Manual
See her autobiography, An American Musician's Story (1939).
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