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 E. Power Biggs

E. Power Biggs

Birth
Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea Unitary Authority, Essex, England
Death 10 Mar 1977 (aged 70)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 5120 · View Source
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Musician. Born Edward George Power Biggs, he was a concert organist and an influential figure 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 broadcast that brought organ music of all periods to listeners throughout the United States. As a renowned recitalist and recording artist, he played a wide range of organ music, such as baroque organist Dieterich Buxtehude and classical organ sonatas and concertos from Johan Sebastian Bach and George Frederic Handel, as well as concert hall organ music from Paul Hindemith, jazz organ music from Scott Joplin, and modernist symphonic organ pieces from Charles Ives. He encouraged 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 has 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 (https://www.findagrave.com : 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 .