Appendix 2: Personalia: 109
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Appendix 2: Personalia: 110

Clarke, Rebecca (1886-1979). English composer, violist and violinist, and first woman to be a composition pupil of Stanford. Emigrated to America, marrying James Friskin in 1944.

Cohen, Harriet (1895-1967). English pianist and intimate of Bax. Soloist in the first performances of Vaughan Williams's Piano Concerto and Bax's Winter Legends. Bridge contributed one of the transcriptions to A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen.

Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel (1875-1912). English composer and pupil of Stanford, his cantata Hiawatha's Wedding Feast becoming widely popular. His son, Hiawatha, became a good friend of Bridge's, living nearby in Sussex.

Colles, H C (1879-1943). English music critic and writer on music. Chief critic of The Times from 1911.

Cross, Joan (1900-93). English soprano, opera producer and founder-member of the English Opera Group. Britten created many roles for her, beginning with Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes.

Dale, Benjamin (1885-1943). English composer, pupil of Frederick Corder at the Royal Academy of Music, London. His Piano Sonata, composed while still a student, remains his best-known work.

Damrosch, Walter (1862-1950). Born in Breslau, but emigrated to America with parents as a child. Conductor of the New York Symphony Society in 1903 and appointed music advisor to the National Broadcasting Company in 1927.

Dent, Edward (1876-1957). English musicologist, critic and music administrator. Professor of Music at Cambridge University, 1926-41.

Dunhill, Thomas (1877-1946). English composer and pupil of Stanford.

Dyson, Sir George (1883-1964). English composer and music adminstrator, pupil of Stanford. Music Director at Winchester College from 1924. Director of Royal College of Music, 1937-52.

Elgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934). English composer, virtually self-taught. Foremost British composer of his generation and the most distinguished since Purcell.

Engel, Carl (1883-1944). American musicologist. Editor for Boston Music Company, 1909-22 and from 1922 head of the Music Division of the Library of Congress, Washingon, DC. Editor of The Musical Quarterly from 1929. Bridge first met Engel during his initial visit to America, an acquaintance that developed into a warm friendship during the 1926 visit.