Harold Samuel

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Birthday
23, 1879
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 15, 1937 (57)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1879
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 15, 1937 (57)

About

Intellectual musician who was among the first 20th-century pianists to specialize in Johann Sebastian Bach's compositions.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Royal College of Music, studying piano with renowned scholar Edward Dannreuther and composition with Sir Charles Villiers Stanford.

Trivia

His 1898 London debut featured Bach's Goldberg Variations, a piece that was unfamiliar to concert audiences of the time. He would continue to introduce audiences to Bach throughout his career.

Family Life

He died when he was 57 at his Hampstead, London, home, after taking ill during a return trip from a South Africa tour.

Associated With

He was also known for his mastery of Johannes Brahms.

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