Goddard, Arabella, French pianist of English de-scent; b. St.- Servan, St.-Malo, Jan. 12, 1836; d. Boulogne, April 6, 1922. She began study with Kalkbrenner in Paris at the age of 6, and made her first public appearance at the age of 14 in London at a Grand National Concert. After 3 years of study with the critic J.W. Davison (whom she married in 1859), she made tours of Europe. She later toured the U.S., Australia, and India (1872-76), retiring in 1882. She was particularly known for her performances of the late Beethoven sonatas at her recitals in London.
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