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Ludwig-Giordano, Marie, 1887-1980



  • Existence: 1887 - 1980

biographical statement

Marie Ludwig-Giordano (1887-1980) was a renowned performer and harp instructor of the New York and Chicago areas.

At the age of twelve Ludwig began her harp studies with Clara Murray of the Lyon and Healy Harp Salon in Chicago; furthering her studies later with Enrico Tramonti and Edmund Schuecker, and eventually studying in France with the distinguished Henriette Renié.

When she was only twenty-two Ludwig took the recommended position as harpist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, a post she shared with fellow harpist Carlos Salzedo.

Ludwig later returned to Chicago and taught for many years at the Lyon and Healy Harp Salon in Chicago. Teaching well into her nineties, some of her students include Mildred Dilling, Susann McDonald, and Ellis Schuman.

The American Harp Journal, Summer 2003: p.47 (taught harp at Lyon and Healy well into her nineties, students include Mildred Dilling, Susann McDonald and Ellis Schuman, studied with Henriette Renié.) p.49 (began studies at the age of twelve, studied with Clara Murray, Enrico Tramonti, and Edmund Schuecker, shared position with Carlos Salzedo in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Ellis Schuman audio recordings , 1980-2001

 Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains CDs with recordings of Ellis Schuman's compositions performed by musicians from San Francisco. Also contains interviews by Ellis Schuman with Alice Chalifoux, Alberto Salvi and Marie Ludwig-Giordano. Materials date 1980-2001.

Dates: 1980-2001

Ellis Schuman collection on Liliana Osses Adams, 1973-2006

 Sub-Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains articles and clippings about Liliana Osses Adams from, a photograph of Adams, harp recital programs, poems transcribed from Polish to English by Adams, printed images of art with harps, articles, interviews, and poems about ancient harps by Adams, a copy of the American Harp Journal from Summer 2005, a photocopy of an interview with Ellis Schuman by Liliana Osses Adams and a card to Adams from Schuman. Dates range 1973-2006.

Dates: 1973-2006

Ellis Schuman collection on Mildred Dilling, Harpo Marx and Marie Ludwig, 1970-2005

 Sub-Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

This subseries contains materials gathered by Ellis Schuman about Mildred Dilling, Harpo Marx and Marie Ludwig. Dates Range 1970-2005.

Dates: 1970-2005

Ellis Schuman collection on other harpists, 1940-2006

Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 2
Scope and Contents

This series contains works collected by Ellis Schuman by other various composers. Dates range 1940-2006.

Dates: 1940-2006

Ellis Schuman photograph of Maria Ludwig, 1908-1980

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 1

Ellis Schuman collection

Identifier: MSS 7816
Scope and Contents The Ellis Schuman collection (1969-2006) include personal correspondence, Schuman's published works, both original works and arrangments for harp. Contains CD recorded interviews of Schuman, Alberto Salvi, Marie Ludwig, and Alice Chalifoux. The collection also includes autographed photos of Marie Ludwig and Mildred Dilling, as well as photographs of Schuman and other prominent harpists. The collection contains the papers of Ellis Schuman from his years as President of the Chicago Chapter of...
Dates: 1908-2014

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Collection 1
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Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 3
Compact discs 3
Letters 3