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by Clifford Curzon
Clifford Curzon was born in 1907 and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the Potter Exhibition and the Thalberg Scholarship. He then went to Berlin and studied under Artur Schnabel. For a time he was a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, but he has now given up teaching to devote himself entirely to solo work.
The Brahms Variations with which he will open his broadcast this afternoon were finished on June 15, 1854, having been written during the time of Frau Schumann 's convalescence after the birth of her seventh child. The Theme was taken from Schumann's ' Bunte Blatter Op. 99, No. 4. Schumann was very pleased with the Variations, and in a letter to Brahms he said : ' How splendidly the whole is rounded off, and how one recognises you in the richest brilliance of your imagination and in your profound artistry!


Unknown: Clifford Curzon
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