Arabella Goddard

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Birthday
12, 1836
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Apr 6, 1922 (86)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1836
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Apr 6, 1922 (86)

About

Internationally known 19th-century English pianist and one of the first recipients of the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Before Fame

She formally debuted on April 14, 1853, as part of the first performance in England of Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata.

Trivia

She was able to play her recitals from memory, one of the first pianists to do so.

Family Life

Her father, Thomas Goddard, inherited a Salisbury cutlery firm.

Associated With

She played for many famous musicians and political figures, including Queen Victoria .