(b Chicago, 1914; d NY, 2003). Amer. pianist and conductor. Début Chicago 1923, NY 1935. Toured Europe from 1947, specializing in playing Bach on the modern pf. Formed Tureck Bach Players, London, 1959. First woman to cond. NYPO, 1958. Taught at Philadelphia Cons. 1935–42, Juilliard Sch. 1943–55, and Univ. of Calif., San Diego, 1966–72. Prof. of mus., Univ. of Maryland 1982–4. Author of several books.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.