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Kathleen Long (Piano)

Born: July 7, 1896 - Brentford (or Suffolk), England
Died: March 20, 1968 - Cambridge, England

The English pianist and teacher, Kathleen (Ida) Long, was a pupil of Herbert Sharpe at the Royal College of Music in London from 1910 to 1916.

Following her debut in 1915, Kathleen Long pursued a fine career as a soloist with orchs., as a recitalist, and as a chamber music artist. Her tours took her throughout Europe and North America. She also taught at the Royal College of Music from 1920 to 1964. In 1950 she was awarded the palmes academiques of France and in 1957 was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Kathleen Long was an admirable interpreter of J.S. Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart, Haydn, Robert Schumann, and the French school, especially of Gabriel Fauré. She also championed the cause of British music.

Kathleen Long's recordings date from the 1940's and 1950's. Dutton offers transfers of her Decca 78's of two Mozart Concertos and the Gabriel Fauré Ballade.

 

Source: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997); International Piano Archives at Maryland, UM Libraries Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2007)

Kathleen Long: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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