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Richard Epstein (1869-1919).

  • Profession: Pianist, composer.
  • Residences: Vienna, Berlin, Dresden, London.
  • Relation to Mahler: 
  • Correspondence with Mahler: 
  • Born: 1869 Vienna, Austria.
  • Died: 01-08-1919 New York, Manhattan, America. Before his father Julius Epstein (1832-1926).
  • Buried: Unknown.

He is the son of Julius Epstein (1832-1926) (Gustav Mahlers' teacher) and Amalie Mauthner (mother) and, like his father, a famous pianist and Professor at the Conservatory of Vienna (Anton-von-Webern-Platz No. 1)

Baptism: 14-02-1899 Vienna.

Wife: Alice Meyszner (Alice Strauss). Alice Strauss was the child of Anton Strauss (born 06-03-1845 in Vienna, died 07-01-1877 in Vienna) and Adele Strauss, and was first married to Wilhelm Franz Josef Marquis de Bayros 27-02-1896, a well known painter, illustrator and exlibris artist. 

Married: 02-03-1899.

Sons:

  1. Johann Anton Ludwig Epstein (born 27-01-1900 Vienna).
  2. Julius Viktor Stefan Epstein (born 26-11-1901 Vienna).

Johann Epstein and Julius Epstein, the sons of pianist Richard Epstein (1869-1919) and Alice Strauss. Photo of the boys in Vienna by Dora (Madame d'Ora) Kallmus (1881-1963).

Johan Jr. Strauss (1825-1899) with wife Adele and her daughter Alice.

Alice married:

  1. Wilhelm Joseph Franz Marquis de Bayros.
  2. Richard Epstein.
  3. Gustav Seidl.
  4. Rudolf Ferdinand Edler von Meyszner .

Richard Epstein was not an unknown in the Exlibris Circles. He collaborated with Karl Andorfer, a wellknown collector and a co-founder of the Austrian Exlibris Society, on a book about coins 9. Musica in Nummis, K. Andorfer and R. Epstein, Vienna 1907 that had a music-related theme, "Musica in Numis," published in 1907 in Vienna.

1904-1914 in London.

Moved to New York and accompanied Emmy Destinn (1878-1930) and Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962).

It is thought that this acquaintanceship was Alice Epstein's motivation to join the Austrian Exlibris Society in the year 1911.

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He was taught by his father and Robert Fuchs, began his career in Berlin and Dresden, then in London (1904-14), thereafter in New York. In 1906-1907 he performed the C. P. E. Bach A-minor Keyboard Concerto in Schenker's edition.