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Lucy Etheldred Broadwood (1858–1929) by unknown photographer, 1901 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Broadwood, Lucy Etheldred (1858–1929), musician and folk-song collector, was born on 9 August 1858 at Pavilion House, Melrose, Scotland, the youngest of the eleven children of Henry Fowler Broadwood (1811–1893), piano manufacturer, and his wife, Juliana Maria, née Birch (1816–1898). She was the great-granddaughter of ...

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Chissell, Joan Olive (1919–2007), music critic, was born on 22 May 1919 at 115 Mill Road, Cromer, Norfolk, the only child of George Ernest Chissell (1880–1936), railway clerk, and his wife, Eva Ellen, née Lennard (1884–1954). She was educated at the Manor School...

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Cohen, Eta (1916–2012), violin teacher and author, was born on 13 March 1916 at 26 Azalea Terrace North, Sunderland, one of four daughters of Isaac Cohen, master jeweller, and his wife, Marie, née Hurwitz. Her parents were Jewish immigrants from Lithuania. Her father had a passion for music, and when ...

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Craxton, Janet Helen Rosemary (1929–1981), oboist and teacher, was born on 17 May 1929 at 8 Grove End Road, London, the only daughter and the youngest of the six children of (Thomas) Harold Hunt Craxton (1885–1971) and his wife, Essie May Faulkner (1890–1977)...

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Janet Helen Rosemary Craxton (1929–1981) by unknown photographer, 1960s private collection

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Cross, Joan Annie (1900–1993), singer and teacher, was born in London on 7 September 1900, and was adopted by an aunt and uncle. She was educated from 1913 at St Paul's Girls' School (where Gustav Holst was among her music teachers, and where she played in the first performance of ...

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Cumming, Barbara Theresa [name in religion Hildelith Cumming] (1909–1991), nun, printer, and musician, was born on 15 December 1909 at 61 Thurleigh Road, Battersea, the third daughter of Frederick Mann Cumming (1869–1931), a civil engineer's assistant, and his wife, Emma Georgiana Love (1868–1935)...

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Florence Annie Evans (1915–2000) by Bert Hardy, 1948 [as Polly Peachum in The Beggar's Opera by Benjamin Britten] Getty Images – Bert Hardy

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Evans, Florence Annie [Nancy] (1915–2000), singer and teacher of singing, was born on 19 March 1915 at 36 Granville Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, the first daughter and second of the three children of Thomas Herbert Evans (1887–1972), monumental mason, and his wife, Florence Jones (1885–1967)...

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Glover, Sarah Anna (1786–1867), music teacher, was born on 13 November 1786 at Norwich, the eldest daughter of the Revd Edward Glover, incumbent of St Lawrence's Church, Norwich. The sculptor John Bell (1811–1895) was a cousin. At the age of six she began receiving music lessons from ...

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Gordon, Anna (1747–1810), ballad collector, was born in Old Aberdeen on 24 August 1747, the youngest daughter of Thomas Gordon (1714–1797), professor of humanity at King's College, Aberdeen, and his wife, Lilias Forbes of Disblair. She was presumably educated privately, and married on 13 December 1788 the ...

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Imogen Clare Holst (1907–1984) by Mary Potter, 1954–5 courtesy of The Britten–Pears Library, Aldeburgh; photograph Nigel Luckhurst; reproduced by permission of the Mary Potter Estate

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Holst, Imogen Clare (1907–1984), musician, was born at 31 Grena Road, Richmond, Surrey, on 12 April 1907, the only child of the composer Gustav Theodore Holst (1874–1934) and his wife, (Emily) Isobel Harrison (1876–1969). Imogen was brought up in west London (with a holiday home from 1915 in, or near, ...

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Jeans [née Hock], Susanne [Susi], Lady Jeans (1911–1993), organist and musicologist, was born on 25 January 1911 in Vienna, the eldest of the four children of Oskar Hock, the director of a paper mill in Bohemia, and his wife, Jekaterina, who came from a military family. She entered the ...

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Karpeles, Maud Pauline (1885–1976), folk music collector and scholar, was born on 12 November 1885 at Lancaster Gate, London, the third of five children of John N. Karpeles (d. 1926?), merchant and stockbroker, a naturalized German from Hamburg, and his wife, Emily Annette (1861–1914)...

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Maud Pauline Karpeles (1885–1976) by unknown photographer courtesy EFDSS

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Kinkel [née Mockel], Johanna (1810–1858), music teacher and exile, was born at 13 Josephstrasse, Bonn, on 8 July 1810. Her father, a schoolmaster, encouraged her musical talent; she was taught piano by Beethoven's instructor, Franz Anton Ries. In 1832 Johanna married a music publisher, ...

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Lee [née Spooner], Catharine Anna [Kate] (1859–1904), singer and folk-song collector, was born at Wellow House, Rufford, Nottinghamshire, on 9 March 1859, the third child and second daughter of Lucius Henry Spooner (b. 1817?) and his wife, Margaret Skottowe (b...