Fanny Davies

(1861—1934) pianist

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(b Guernsey, 1861; d London, 1934). Eng. pianist. Début London 1885 (Beethoven's G major conc.), thereafter assoc. in chamber mus. with musicians such as Joachim, Casals, and Piatti. Had repertory of 30 concs. High Ger. reputation as interpreter of Brahms and Schumann. First to play Debussy preludes in Eng. Elgar's Concert Allegro was written for her. Pianist in chamber concert of works by JanáČek during his visit to London, May 1926.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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