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Encyclopedia > Charles Lynch (pianist)

Charles Lynch (Born October 22, 1906, in Parkgariff, County Cork, Ireland. Died 1984): Irish pianist. October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Cork Code: C (CK proposed) Area: 7,457 km² Population (2002) 447,829 Website: www. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Charles Lynch gave his first public recital at the age of nine and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, London, at fifteen. He was a pupil of Egon Petri and York Bowen. In addition to concert recitals he broadcast regularly with the BBC and in 1937 acted as assistant to Sir Thomas Beecham at Covent Garden. The Royal Academy of Music (sometimes abbreviated to RAM) is a music school in London, England and one of the leading music institutions in the world. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom. ... Egon Petri (March 23, 1881 - May 27, 1962) was a classical pianist. ... York Bowen (1884-1961) was an English classical composer and musician. ... Thomas Beecham (April 29, 1879 - March 8, 1961) was a British conductor. ... Covent Garden is a district in central London and within the easterly bounds of the City of Westminster. ...

Lynch had a close association with the composer Ernest John Moeran, and gave the première of the Cello Sonata with Peers Coetmore, the composer's wife, in 1947. Sir Arnold Bax's Fourth Piano Sonata (1932) is dedicated to the 26-year-old Lynch, whom Bax described as a very curious character with little sense of time and place. Ernest John Moeran (December 31, 1894 - December 1, 1950) was an English composer. ... Arnold Edward Trevor Bax (November 8, 1883 - October 3, 1953), composer, was born in Streatham, London, to prosperous upper-middle-class parents. ...

Lynch's technique was remarkable for the stillness with which he sat, making the most difficult of music seem almost technically unremarkable. His recorded legacy is small, but includes music by Samuel Barber, Moeran's Violin Sonata (with Geraldine O'Grady on violin) as well as music by Irish composers such as Aloys Fleischmann. Samuel Barber, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Samuel Osborne Barber (March 9, 1910–January 23, 1981) was an American composer of classical music, best known for his Adagio for Strings. ... Aloys Fleischman in later years Aloys Fleischman (1910-1992) was an Irish composer and musicologist. ...

Towards the end of his life he lived in very reduced circumstances. On his death, in 1984, Lynch was buried behind Bax's grave in the cemetery of Saint Finbarre's Cathedral, Cork City. St Finbarres Cathedral Saint Finbarres Cathedral is a Church of Ireland cathedral located in Cork City, Republic of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ...



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