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Category: Music - Classical
Reference No: 8529
Status: Available
Price: £12.00
  Harriet Cohen  Harriet Cohen

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Distinguished British pianist, lover of Arnold Bax.

Cohen was born in London and studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music under Tobias Matthay. She became particularly associated with contemporary British music, giving the world premiere of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Piano Concerto and recording Edward Elgar's Piano Quintet with the Stratton String Quartet under the composer's supervision. A number of composers wrote music specifically for her, particularly Arnold Bax who wrote most of his piano pieces for her. This includes the music for David Lean's 1948 film version of Oliver Twist. Cohen plays the piano solos in the film.

This is a very fine signature and inscription ("To Sydney, Harriet Cohen") in blue fountain pen ink on a vintage 1950s album page (4.75" x 3"). Slight show-through from a bold signature to the reverse from the great German soprano Walburga Wenger (1908-1993). In very good overall condition.