Borwick, Leonard

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Borwick, Leonard

Borwick, Leonard, English pianist; b. Waltham-stow, Feb. 26, 1868; d. Le Mans, France, Sept. 15, 1925. He studied with Clara Schumann in Frankfurt am Main, making his debut there (1889). He then performed in London (May 8, 1889), and made a concert tour in America and Australia (1911); also played in Europe. His programs included classics and moderns; in the last years of his career he played much music of Debussy and Ravel. He made a transcription for piano of Debussy’s L’Après-midi d’un faune.

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