1829–1908
Jacques Blumenthal

Introduction

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Born: Oc­to­ber 4, 1829, Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: May 17, 1908, Chel­sea, Lon­don.

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Biography

At an early age, Blu­men­thal stu­died un­der Fried­rich Wil­helm Grund of Ham­burg, Carl Ma­ria von Boc­klet, and Si­mon Sech­ter.

In 1846, he en­rolled at the Con­serv­a­toire in Pa­ris, where he stu­died pi­a­no un­der Hen­ri Herz and Fro­men­tal Hal­é­vy.

In 1848, Blu­men­thal moved to Lon­don, where he even­tu­al­ly be­came pi­an­ist to Queen Vic­to­ria, and was in de­mand as a teach­er.

He com­posed a num­ber of works, the most pop­u­lar of which were short pi­a­no piec­es and songs, in­clud­ing The Mes­sage.

His wi­dow, Lé­o­nie Sou­vor­off Gore Blu­men­thal, as­signed the co­py­rights for his mu­sic to the Roy­al So­ci­e­ty of Mu­si­cians.

Sources

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