Documenting Teresa Carreño

Documenting Teresa Carreño is an open-access project, which will bring together select primary source materials, such as advertisements, announcements, and reviews from newspapers, with descriptions or annotations in order to document Carreño's career from 1862 - 1917. It is not meant to be comprehensive. Access to criticism and reception of her performances, as well as other primary source documents, will be provided in original format when available or through transcription.

A selection of Carreño's tours are displayed both geographically on a map and temporally on a timeline, allowing users to explore primary sources or artifacts related to specific events. Additional information is available about the organization and technical aspects of this project on the "About" page.

By making this content available broadly, I hope to enable other scholars, students, and the public to learn more about Carreño's career, as well as use these primary sources to ask questions and explore new aspects about her career as a pianist and composer.  

This project is meant to be collaborative and encourages students, scholars, and the public to contribute information about Carreño's performances.

If you have questions, suggestions, or would like to contribute to this resource, please contact Anna Kijas, Boston College (anna.kijas at New content is still being added to this site and edits or new features will appear as necessary.



Image header: Title page of Carreño’s Gottschalk Waltz (1863), Johns Hopkins University, Levy Sheet Music Collection, Box 104, Item 044. Image of Teresa Carreño is from the Porträtsammlung Friedrich Nicolas Manskopf Collection at the Universitätsbibliothek der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:2-134321.