This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
36 (44)0288,086 (3.17)00

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: None

Add to favorites
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Ada Richter began studying piano at the age of five and became a class accompanist in grade school. After graduating from high school at 15, she attended Camden Normal School in New Jersey. For the next nine years, she worked as an elementary school teacher in a poor area of N.J., and also studied piano at the Zeckwer-Hahn Musical Academy in Philadelphia. In 1921, she married her first husband, with whom she had two children. She studied composition with Alfred Richter, whom she married in 1932. He encouraged her to compose and to get her music published. Her first publication was for Schirmer and her first songbook was published by Presser. She was so prolific a composer that she took on pseudonyms, including Hugh Arnold, Wilma Moore, and Eileen Gail, and even wrote words to her own music under her pen names. In the early 1940s, she began to give public lectures, at first solo, and then as part of a duo with Richter. Together, they made five transcontinental tours. In addition to music, she also wrote instructional books about playing the piano.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.17)
3 2
3.5 1

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Ada Richter is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Ada Richter is composed of 1 name.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 134,196,727 books! | Top bar: Always visible