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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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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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See Grindea, Miron [formerly Mondi-Miron Grimberg]

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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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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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Verne, Mathilde (1865–1936), pianist and piano teacher, was born on 25 May 1865 at 12 Portland Street, Southampton, the second daughter and fourth child of John Evangelist Wurm (c.1828–1892) and his wife, (Marie) Sophie Niggl (c.1838–c.1883). Her parents had come from ...