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E. Power Biggs

  • Birth 29 Mar 1906 Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea Unitary Authority, Essex, England
  • Death 10 Mar 1977 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 5120

Musician. Born Edward George Power Biggs, he was a concert organist and most influential figures in American music during the middle decades of the twentieth century. His name became a household word during the 1940s and 1950s, with his Sunday morning radio broadcasts which brought fine organ music of all periods to listeners throughout the United States. As a renowned recitalist and recording artist, he played everything from Buxtehude, Bach, and Handel to Hindemith, Scott Joplin, and Ives. He encouraged with composers to write new works for the organ to be performed on radio, at recitals, churches and concert halls. He also taught at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For his contribution to the recording industry, he was a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5120
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for E. Power Biggs (29 Mar 1906–10 Mar 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5120, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .