Harriet Cohen

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Birthday
2, 1895
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 13, 1967 (71)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
2, 1895
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 13, 1967 (71)

About

Beloved concert pianist who did much in the 1930s to expose the sufferings of German and Austrian Jews to the world.

Before Fame

She appeared in a joint recital with tenor John Coates at the Wigmore Hall in 1920, marking her first major performance.

Trivia

She was popular with numerous composers, all of whom wrote music for her, including Béla Bartók who dedicated the last six pieces of Mikrokosmos to her.

Family Life

She and composer Sir Arnold Bax were lovers. He composed the music to David Lean's 1948 film Oliver Twist in her honor.

Associated With

She was admired by musicologist Alfred Einstein, who was the cousin of scientist Albert Einstein.