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Mara [née Schmeling], Gertrud Elisabethlocked

(1749–1833)
  • Michael Burden

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Mara [née Schmeling], Gertrud Elisabeth (1749–1833), singer, was born in Kassel, Germany, on 23 February 1749, the daughter of the violinist Johann Schmeling. She received her early musical education from her father, who trained her as a violinist. He subsequently exhibited her as a child prodigy in many countries of ...

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