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Margaret Allan, Herbert Walenn and the London Violoncello School

Margaret Allan, cellist, died on 21 June 2023 aged 100 years and 10 days. This interview, recounted by fellow cellist Adrian Bradbury, took place on December 22nd 2016 at her home in Bridport.
Herbert Walenn (1870-1953)

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November 2023

Napoleon’s Piano

A gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to his second wife Marie Louise on the occasion of their marriage in 1810, the piano (no.7493) was completed by the Paris…
October 2023

Agnes ZIMMERMANN (1847…

Agnes Zimmermann achieved renown during the late Victorian era as an accomplished pianist, talented composer and skilled music editor.
August 2023

Samuel van Praag and t…

Resident almost continuously since 1706, the Pump Room Orchestra in Bath is said to be the longest established musical ensemble in Europe.
July 2023

William BYRD (b.London…

William Byrd was the most important English composer of the sixteenth century and one of the greatest figures in all Renaissance music.
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June 2022

Iain HAMILTON (1922-2000)

In highlighting anniversaries of composers and artists, MOMH’s Exhibition of the Month has almost always celebrated those born before 1900
November 2019

Sir Charles HALLÉ (181…

Musicians all over the world heard with deep regret of the sudden death on Friday morning, Oct. 25, of the famous pianist Sir Charles Hallé, …
April 2019

Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1…

CECIL HOPKINSON: A Bibliography of the Musical and Literary Works of HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-1869), with Histories of the French Music Publishers concerned…
January 2019

Helmore and Neale&#821…

This 1853 publication marks an important step in the establishment of Britain’s modern Christmas carol tradition. Like its successor Carols for Easter-t…
May 2017

16 May 1767 – A …

This month marks the 250th anniversary of a seldom celebrated landmark in the annals of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. The first known public perfor…
February 2017

Alexander von ZEMLINSK…

Until relatively recently Zemlinsky (b.Vienna, 14 October 1871; d.New York, 15 March 1942) was regarded as a mere footnote in musical history; if rememb…