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date: 17 May 2021

Davies, Fannylocked

  • Frank Dawes
  • , revised by George S. Bozarth

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(b Guernsey, June 27, 1861; d London, Sept 1, 1934). English pianist. She spent a year (1882–3) at the Leipzig Conservatory under Carl Reinecke, Oscar Paul and Salomon Jadassohn and then two years with Clara Schumann at Frankfurt. Her London début was at the Crystal Palace on 17 October 1885 in Beethoven's Fourth Concerto, and during that season she began a collaboration with Joachim and Piatti on the London Popular Concerts that continued for many years. Her Berlin début, in a recital assisted by Joachim, was at the Singakademie on 15 November 1887; other continental appearances followed in Leipzig, Rome, Bonn (the Beethoven House Festival, 1893), Vienna and Bergamo (Donizetti Centenary Festival, 1897). She performed with the Joachim and Rosé String Quartets, and in later years with Casals and with the Czech String Quartet. She played the English premières of Brahms’s D minor violin sonata (...

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