Helen Ware (1887 – )

“WARE, HELEN (Sept 9., 1887, Woodbury, N.J.), began the violin with Frederic Han in Philadelphia, and at the University there studied harmony and counterpoint with Clarke.  She then spent two years under SevSik at Pisek and Vienna, and tow with Hubay at Budapest.  Making her debut in recital at Budapest in 1912, she was the first American violinist to tour Hungary.  The bent of her interest is shown by the booklet Poetry and Power of Hungarian and Slav Music, and by many articles on this subject in musical journals.  Besides much European Experience, she has twice toured throughout America.  Lately she has given more time to composition than to concerts.  Her works for violin and piano include ‘Hungarian Camp-Songs’ (Presser), a ‘Hungarian Love Song’ (Presser), the Hungarian phantasy ‘Cinka Panna’ (Carl Fischer), the cradle-song ‘Gentle Shadows’ (Witmark), a ‘Caprice Gennett’ and other transcriptions (C. Fischer, Schrimer), besides many songs.”

Source:  Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Vol. 6, by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, Waldo Selden Pratt and Sir George Grove, Theodore Presser Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1922, pages 399-400


Helen Ware (1887 – ) — 1 Comment

  1. Helen was obviously an extremely talented musician and well educated in her field of endeavor.

    C. Wayne Ware
    Cedar Falls, IA

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