Maurice Cole With Symphony Orcheshtra – 5059 - (Condition - 85-90%) - 78 RPM
Maurice Cole (1902–1990), was an English pianist,
teacher and adjudicator who studied privately and at the Guildhall School of
Music with Arthur De Greef.
Maurice Cole was born in
London, England. He was the first pianist to broadcast a recital on the BBC
and went on to perform, amongst many other compositions, both books of Bach's
Well-Tempered Clavier on the BBC Third Programme. He was professor at the Guildhall
School of Music from 1953, was appointed Professor of Pianoforte at the
School on two occasions and was a member of the Incorporated Society of
Musicians. He was married with Doris Allen.
During the Second World
War, he was a member of ENSA and entertained the forces, both in London and
abroad. In 1958, he went on an extensive performance tour to Australia, New
Zealand, Fiji and other countries.
Maurice Cole recorded
extensively in the 1920s and 1930s for release on 78 rpm for Vocalion, for
Hyperion during the late 1940s, and for Classics Club Records during the late
1950s (later reissued by Saga Records). He was also one of the first pianists
to broadcast from the Marconi House Studio in 1922 and also broadcast from