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Bridgetower [Bridgtower], George (Augustus) Polgreenlocked

  • George Grove
  •  and Simon McVeigh

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(b Biała, Poland, Oct 11, 1778; d Peckham, London, Feb 29, 1860). English violinist. The son of a West Indian father and a European mother, he may have lived at Eszterháza during the 1780s and studied with Haydn. He made his début as a violinist at the Concert Spirituel in Paris at the age of ten (...

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