Famous names

Figure Soloists at the Proms 1933This impressive plate is signed by some of the soloists appearing at the Proms in 1933, among them many performers associated with English music. Cross-referencing these names against the Proms archive for that year reveals numerous Ireland connections, among them:

  • Albert Sammons / Elgar’s Violin Concerto
  • Harriet Cohen / Vaughan Williams’s Piano Concerto in C
  • Kendall Taylor playing Beethoven, Frederick Thurston playing Schubert
  • Helen Perkin / Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3
  • And Angus Morrison in Ireland’s Piano Concerto

http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/archive

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