John Ogdon

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Birthday
27, 1937
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 1, 1989 (52)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1937
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 1, 1989 (52)

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About

Solidified his international reputation after winning both the 1961 London Liszt Competition and the 1962 International Tchaikovsky Competition.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Royal Northern College of Music from 1953 until 1957.

Trivia

He died before he could finish a symphony based on the writings of Herman Melville.

Family Life

His wife recounted in her biography of him that he was a gentle, kind, and generous man who battled manic depression, which may have been inherited from his father.

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He was the first to perform Sir Edward Elgar's Concert Allegro, Op. 46 in modern times, doing so on British television on February 2, 1969.

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