Noel Mewton-Wood

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Birthday
20, 1922
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 5, 1953 (31)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1922
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 5, 1953 (31)

About

Internationally known for his multiple concerto recordings that caused his relatively brief life to stand out.

Before Fame

He was privately instructed by the famed Artur Schnabel.

Trivia

He killed himself after a close friend, later said to be his lover, died, for which he blamed himself.

Family Life

His family noticed his musical talent early on, and he was enrolled at the Melbourne Conservatorium when he was 14 under the tutelage of Waldemar Seidel.

Associated With

He was honored at a memorial concert for which Benjamin Britten composed Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain.