(b London, 1784; d Brighton, 1877). Eng. pianist, cellist, and composer. Début as pianist CG 1800. Founder-member of Phil. Soc., London, 1813. Visited Beethoven in Vienna, 1815, and acted as his agent in Eng. First to play Beethoven's 5th (‘Emperor’) pf. conc. in London, at Philharmonic Soc. concert, 8 May 1820. Wrote pf. sonatas.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.