Death of composer’s American widow, aged 92main
Gladys Nordenstrom, who studied with Ernst Krenek from 1942 to 1947 and married him soon after, died yesterday at the age of 92. She outlived Krenek by 25 years and did much to get his music recorded.
Her death came in the middle of a project to record the complete piano concertos.
Krenek was one of the musical livewires of the Weimar Republic, composer of the hit opera Jonny Spielt Auf. He quit Germany when Hitler came to power.
Gladys Nordenstrom, Charles Amirkhanian, Ernst Krenek, 1980