Elisabeth Katzenellenbogen Collection
Elisabeth Katzenellenbogen was born in Zurich, Switzerland, where she studied at the Zurich Conservatory. Her post-graduate studies were with Robert Casadesus in Paris and Robert Teichmüller in Leipzig. A successful European concert career was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. She emigrated to the United States in 1941 and would go on to hold teaching positions at Vassar College, Goucher College, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Katzenellenbogen was a lifetime advocate of the music of C.P.E. Bach. She regularly programmed entire recitals of C.P.E. Bach’s music and recorded The Six Essay Sonatas for Lyrichord records.
The Katzenellebogen Collection consists of concert programs, and a large number of recordings of concert and studio performances of works by C.P.E. Bach, W.F. Bach, Mozart, Haydn, and 20th century composers such as Bartók, Fortner, Berg and Krenek.