Rosé String Quartet. Founded in 1882 by Arnold Rosé, leader of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for 57 years and brother-in-law to Mahler. In 1906 the Rosé String Quartet gave an early performance of Bridge's Novelletten at the Bechstein Hall.
Rubinstein, Artur (1887-1982). Polish pianist, at first known for his advocacy of contemporary music, but subsequently developing into a great Chopin interpreter.
Salmond, Felix (1888-1952). English cellist. Following a distinguished career in England, both as a chamber music player and a soloist - he played in the first performances of Elgar's String Quartet, Piano Quintet and Cello Concerto - Salmond emigrated to America in 1922. Appointed to the Juilliard Graduate School in 1924 and the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia in 1925. Bridge dedicated his Cello Sonata to Salmond.
Samuel, Harold (1879-1937). English pianist, noted as a Bach specialist. Close friend of Bridge's.
Schindler, Kurt (1882-1935). German-born, but, following several conducting posts in Europe, emigrated to America. Assistant conductor of the Metropolitan Opera House, 1905-7 and reader for Schirmer from 1907. Founder of the Schola Cantorum chorus.
Schoenberg, Arnold (1874-1951). Austrian composer of seminal importance for twentieth-century music, a leader of musical modernism. Bridge kept himself abreast of Schoenberg's developing style, and met him several times.
Scott, Marion (1877-1953). English writer on music. Founder-member of the Royal College of Music Union in 1906 and of the Society of Women Musicians in 1911. Her book on Beethoven became a standard work.
Sharpe, Cedric (1891-1978). English cellist. Principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music, London, 1928-66. (See also Philharmonic String Quartet.)
Smyth, Dame Ethel (1858-1944). English composer. Came to prominence in 1893 with the performance of her Mass in D at the Albert Hall, London. Jailed in 1911 as a suffragette. Her opera, The Wreckers, was one of the most powerful of the Edwardian period.