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The life of Harriet Cohen 18 Sept 2008
Albert Einstein dubbed her his ‘Beloved Piano-Witch', D. H. Lawrence immortalised her in his novel 'Kangaroo', and Vaughan Williams composed a concerto just for her. One of the leading concert pianists of the inter-war era, Harriet Cohen was a stunning brunette, a woman who appeared literally to have the world at her fingertips and yet, she struggled her entire life to resolve the one matter closest to her heart. The historian, Helen Fry, author of a new biography ‘Music & Men: The Life and Loves of Harriet Cohen’ joins Sheila to explain why ...
‘Music & Men: The Life and Loves of Harriet Cohen’ is published by The History Press ISBN 9780750948173


Harriet Cohen by Joan craven C.1930-1935. Copyright NPG, London ref. X39244.
About this image: George Bernard Shaw wrote: "What a photograph! Men have been divorced for less!"
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