James Friskin


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(b Glasgow, 1886; d NY, 1967). Scottish pianist and composer. Taught at Royal Normal Coll. for Blind, 1909–14. Settled in USA 1914, devoting most of time to teaching and to recitals of Bach's mus., in which he specialized. Taught at Inst. of Mus. Art, NY, and Juilliard Sch. for a total of 50 years. Wrote str. qt., pf. trio, pf. qt., pf. quintet, vn. sonata. His wife was the composer Rebecca Clarke.

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