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Albert Sammons

Although scarcely a celebrity beyond your UK, Albert Sammons was regarded by many fellow musicians and critics as the best possible violinist ever to have already been produced by Britain. A bold, however sensuous firmness, phrasing that was both virile and freely rhapsodic, and eager musicality all fulfilled in a …

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Nelson Keys

b. Nelson Waite Secrets, 7 Apr 1886, London, Britain, d. 26 Apr 1939, London, Britain. Tips attracted early interest in The Arcadians (1909), which went for 809 shows and highlighted Phyllis Dare, Florence Smithson and Harry Welchman; music by Lionel Monckton and Howard Talbot, lyrics by Arthur Wimperis. Tips was …

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