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Fannie Zeisler, Noted Jewish Pianist, Dies

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler, noted American Jewish pianist, died at her home here Saturday night of heart disease. She was sixty-four years old. She is survived by her husband, Sigmund Zeisler, and three sons, Paul, Leoni and Dr. Ernst Zeisler.

Born July 16, 1863 in Beilitz, Austrian Silesia, she came to this country with her parents and a brother, Maurice, when two years old.

The Ploomfields weat to Chicago to make their home two years after they came to this country. The Fannie’s remarkable talent for the ##iano came to the attention of that enthusiastic musician, Carl Wolfsohn, who gave her lessons. At twelve she made her debut.

With the aid of Mme. Essipoff, piano virtuosa, she was sent abroad to study.

In addition to her concert tours here and abroad, she has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic and Symphony Societies, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Orchestra, the Chicago, Buffalo, Cincinnati and St. Louis Orchestras, and at the Worcester festivals.

Two years ago she founded the Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler fund for needy musicians and turned her home into a centre for young artists.

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