Frank Merrick


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(b Clifton, Glos., 1886; d London, 1981). Eng. pianist and composer. First public appearance, Clifton 1895; London début 1903. Diploma of Honour, Rubinstein Competition, St Petersburg, 1910. Prof. of pf., RMCM 1911–29. On staff RCM 1929–56, TCL 1956–75. Comps. incl. 2 pf. concs. and ‘completion’ of Schubert's ‘Unfinished’ Sym., also settings of Esperanto poems. Espoused cause of many unfashionable composers and of Brit. composers, e.g. Ireland, Bax, Rawsthorne, etc. CBE 1978.

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