Harriet Cohen

(1895—1967) pianist

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(b London, 1895; d London, 1967). Eng. pianist. Won reputation as advocate of early kbd. mus. and of modern Eng. composers. Bax ded. to her his Symphonic Variations for pf. and orch. (1917) and his Concertante for orch. and pf. (left hand) (f.p. 1950), the latter written for her when she had injured her right hand. The pf. concs. by Vaughan Williams (f.p. 1933) and Fricker (1952–4) were ded. to and f.p. by her. Also considerable chamber-mus. player. CBE 1938.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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