Salaman, Charles (Kensington)
- Christina Bashford
(b London, March 3, 1814; d London, June 23, 1901). English pianist, composer and scholar. His ancestors were of German-Dutch origin. After piano lessons from his mother and S.F. Rimbault, he studied at the RAM, 1824–6, and subsequently with Charles Neate, who became a lifelong friend. In 1828–9 he received lessons from Henri Herz in Paris. He gave annual concerts in London, 1833–7, performed in the Concerti da Camera (the first West End chamber music concerts) in 1835 and held Classical Chamber Concerts at his own home in 1844. He was also active as a composer: in 1830 he was commissioned to write an ode for the Shakespeare commemoration in Stratford-upon-Avon (the work was also performed in London), and in the late 1830s his first sets of songs were published. In 1838 and 1840 Salaman performed in Salzburg, Vienna, Munich and other European cities, and from 1846 to 1848...