Pinto, George Frederic (Saunders)

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Pinto, George Frederic (Saunders) (b Lambeth, 1785; d Camden Town, 1806). Eng. violinist, composer, and pianist. Wrote 5 pf. sonatas and 3 vn. sonatas. The pf. sonatas, written when he was 16, have been ed. by N. Temperley and revived (1979) by John McCabe, who has shown them to be works of extraordinary merit, which could easily be mistaken for mature Schubert.

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