Harold Bauer


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(b New Malden, Surrey, 1873; d Miami, 1951). Eng.-born pianist. From age 9 made frequent public appearances as violinist; then, 1892, as pianist (London newspaper notices show him within 3 weeks in that year as leader of str. qt., solo violinist, and pf. recitalist). After study with Paderewski appeared as pianist throughout Europe and USA, settling in NY. US début Boston 1900. Known principally as Beethoven interpreter, but did much for Fr. pf. mus. (Debussy, Ravel, Franck). Gave f.p. of Debussy's Children's Corner, 1908.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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