Cohen, Harriet

   British pianist. Harriet Cohen was one of the foremost virtuosos of the piano in Britain and had works especially written for her by leading composers, including one for her left hand only, after she had injured her right wrist. Active in Jewish and Zionist affairs, she had the distinction in 1934 of performing at a concert in aid of German Jewish refugee scientists together with Albert Einstein, who played the violin. She also appeared with the Palestine Symphony Orchestra before World War II, and presented a unique collection of autographed manuscripts to the National and University Library in Jerusalem. Her memoirs, A Bundle of Time (1968), were published posthumously.

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  • COHEN, HARRIET — (1901–1967), British pianist. She made her debut at Queen s Hall, London, in 1914. By the age of 20 she had established her reputation as a virtuoso whose keyboard style combined elegance with spontaneity. Her interpretations of Bach were… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Cohen, Harriet — (1901 67)    British pianist. She was active in Jewish and Zionist affairs. In 1934 she performed at a concert in aid of German Jewish refugee scientists together with Albert Einstein. She also appeared with the Palestine Symphony Orchestra… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Harriet Cohen — (December 2, 1895 ndash; November 13, 1967) was a British pianist.She was born in London and studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music under Tobias Matthay, having won the Ada Lewis scholarship at the age of 12. She made her debut at a Chappell …   Wikipedia

  • Harriet Cohen — CBE (Commander of the British Empire) (Londres, 2 de diciembre de 1895 – Londres, 13 de noviembre de 1967) fue una pianista británica famosa por sus interpretaciones de Bach y la música moderna inglesa, sobre todo de Arnold Bax. Contenido 1 Vida… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Harriet Cohen — Harriet Cohen, Fotografie (um 1920) von Alexander Binder Harriet Cohen CBE (* 2. Dezember 1895 in London; † 13. November 1967 ebenda) war eine der herausragendsten englischen Pianistinnen in der ersten Hälfte des 20 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cohen — ist ein jüdischer Familienname. Der Familienname hat die höchste Verbreitung vergleichbar mit Müller und Schmidt in der deutschsprachigen Welt oder mit Smith in der englischsprachigen Welt. Herkunft und Bedeutung Cohen ist der biblische Name von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Harriet Boyd-Hawes — Harriet Ann Boyd Hawes (auch Boyd Hawes; * 11. Oktober 1871 in Boston, Massachusetts; † 31. März 1945 in Washington D.C.) war eine US amerikanischer Archäologin. Sie war die erste Frau, die archäologische Grabungen leitete, und grub von 1901 bis… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • COHEN, FRANCIS LYON — (1862–1934), British rabbi and writer on Jewish liturgical music. Born in Aldershot, England, and trained at Jews College, London, Cohen became a recognized expert on Jewish liturgy. He was preacher at South Hackney, London (1883–85), in Dublin… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • COHEN, ELIZABETH D.A. MAGNUS — (1820–1921), pioneering woman physician in the southern United States. Cohen was born and educated in New York City. Married to Dr. Aaron Cohen and mother of five children, Magnus decided to study medicine at the age of 33, following the death of …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Harriet Cohen International Music Award — The Harriet Cohen International Music Award was founded in 1951 by Sir Arnold Bax and others in 1951, in honour of the British pianist Harriet Cohen. Recipients 1950s ;1954 *Ingrid Haebler – Beethoven Medal;1955 * Donald Bell – Arnold Bax… …   Wikipedia

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