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Stanley Black (1913–2002) by unknown photographer, 1958 © Empics

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Black, Stanley (1913–2002), bandleader, pianist, and composer, was born in the London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, on 14 June 1913, the son of Lewis Schwartz, shoe dealer, and his wife, Sophia, formerly Diamond. He began taking piano lessons at the age of seven, and went on to study at the ...

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Solomon Cutner (1902–1988) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cutner, Solomon [performing name Solomon] (1902–1988), pianist, was born on 9 August 1902 at 39 Fournier Street, in the East End of London, the youngest in the family of four sons and three daughters of Harris Cutner (formerly Schneiderman), master tailor, the grandson of a Polish émigré from ...

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Goldschmidt, Otto Moritz David (1829–1907), pianist and composer, was born on 21 August 1829 in Hamburg, Germany, the son of Jewish parents. His mother's maiden name was Schwabe. His grandfather and father were Hamburg merchants with a British connection, as their firm had branches in ...

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See Grindea, Miron [formerly Mondi-Miron Grimberg]

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Moiseiwitsch, Benno (1890–1963), pianist, was born on 22 February 1890 in Odessa, Russia, the son of David Leon Moiseiwitsch, a timber merchant, and the grandson of a Jewish cantor. One of nine children, with six brothers and two sisters, he was the only one to show any talent for music. After starting piano lessons with his mother, he won a place at the ...

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Ignaz Moscheles (1794–1870) by Maxim Gauci, pubd 1824 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Moscheles, Ignaz (1794–1870), pianist and composer, was born in Prague on 23 May 1794, one of five children of a Jewish cloth merchant, Joachim Moscheles (d. 24 April 1805). He was given the Jewish name Isack, but used the name Ignaz. His main studies were with the director of the ...

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Samuel, Harold Solomon (1879–1937), pianist, was born on 23 May 1879 at 37 Bristol Gardens, Paddington, London, the son of Moses Samuel, an auctioneer, and his wife, Victoria Mallaw. At seventeen he entered the Royal College of Music, where he studied piano with ...