Jacobi, Irene C.

American. Pianist. Born September 7, 1890 in New York. Died May 25, 1984. Daughter of Max M. and Emma I. Schwarcz. Attended Institute of Musical Art (which later became the Julliard School of Music). Married the composer, Frederick Jacobi, Jr. (1891-1952) on May 29, 1917. SErved on the Music committee of the People’s Music League along with her husband. Active in the New York Committee for Young Audiences and was a fellow of the Morgan Library. Irene Jacobi was a tireless promoter of her husband’s music. She concertized in the US and Europe as a pianist, often performing her husband’s works. According to her Obit in NYT May 30, 1984, she organized a concert of her husband’s works at Carnegie Hall in 1972, (at age 82) and died at age 93. (Special thanks to Victor Berch, retired Brandeis University Special Collections Librarian, who researched and wrote this entry.)