Farjeon, Harry

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Farjeon, Harry

Farjeon, Harry, English composer; b. Hohokus, N.J. (of English parents), May 6, 1878; d. London, Dec. 29, 1948. He was a son of the English novelist B.L. Farjeon, and grandson of the famous actor Joseph Jefferson. He was educated in England, taking music lessons with Landon Ronald and John Storer. He then studied composition with Corder at the Royal Academy of Music in London, winning the Lucas Medal and other prizes. In 1903 he became an instructor at the Royal Academy of Music.


Floretta, opera (1899); The Registry Office, operetta (1900); A Gentleman of the Road, operetta (1902); Piano Concerto (1903); Hans Andersen Suite for Small Orch. (1905); Summer Vision, symphonic poem (not extant); 2 song cycles: Vagrant Songs and The Lute of Jade.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire