Percy Kahn

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Birthday
9, 1880
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 2, 1966 (85)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1880
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 2, 1966 (85)

About

Best known for his song "Ave Maria." He became a well-regarded accompanist for the greatest musicians of his day.

Before Fame

He worked as a boy soprano, followed by studies at the Royal College of Music under such notables as Walter Parratt, Marmaduke Barton, Charles Wood, and Walford Davies.

Trivia

He accompanied the acclaimed tenor Richard Tauber for 14 years, beginning in 1933.

Family Life

He married contralto Olive Kavann. The two occasionally collaborated.

Associated With

He accompanied Enrico Caruso and Mischa Elman on their recording of "Ave Marie" from 1913.