Dawson, Frederick , English pianist and teacher;b. Leeds, July 16, 1868; d. Lymm, Cheshire, Oct. 23,1940. He studied with his father, and later with Halle and Dannreuther, and by age 10 he could play the complete Bach “48” from memory. After additional guidance from A. Rubinstein, he pursued a successful career in his homeland and in Europe. He also taught at the Royal Manchester Coll. of Music (from 1893) and at London’s Royal Coll. of Music. Dawson’s repertory was extensive, embracing the early English virginalists through the French Impressionists of his own era. He publ. the study The Pianoforte (Glasgow, 1922).
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