Solomon (6)

Real Name:
Solomon Cutner
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English classical pianist (9 Aug 1902 - 22 Feb 1988).

Solomon Cutner was born in the East End of London in 1902. He was a child prodigy whose talent was recognised at the age of seven when, having had no formal tuition, he performed his own arrangement of the 1812 Overture on the family piano. He gave his first concerts in 1912 at the age of ten, retired from public performance in his teens and then resumed his career as an adult performer. He began making records in 1929. As a child he was sent to live with his teacher, Mathilde Verne, who had studied with Clara Schumann. It is documented that Verne abused and exploited her young charge. Solomon brought to his playing an effortless virtuosity, great respect for the printed score, and deep spirituality.

He toured abroad a good deal, particularly during and shortly after World War II, when he gave numerous much-cherished recitals in the United States and Australia. He premiered the Piano Concerto by Arthur Bliss at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Known especially for his Beethoven, which has an almost legendary status (he broadcast the entire cycle of the 32 piano sonatas), he was in the midst of completing the complete cycle of the sonatas for EMI Records when he suffered a devastating stroke in 1956, which paralyzed his right arm. He never recorded or performed in public again, but lived another 32 years. His recordings of Mozart, Schumann, and Brahms are also highly regarded.

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1946.

He died in 1988, aged 85.
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C.7688 thru C.7693 Solomon (6) - Concerto No. 2 In B Flat Major, Opus 83 album art Solomon (6) with Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Issay Dobrowen - Johannes Brahms Solomon (6) with Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Issay Dobrowen - Johannes Brahms - Concerto No. 2 In B Flat Major, Opus 83(6xShellac, 12", Album, Mono) His Master's Voice C.7688 thru C.7693 UK 1948 Sell This Version
ALP 1062 Solomon (6) - Sonata In C Minor Op. 13 (Pathetique); Sonata In E Major Op. 109 album art Solomon (6), Ludwig van Beethoven Solomon (6), Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata In C Minor Op. 13 (Pathetique); Sonata In E Major Op. 109(LP, Album) His Master's Voice ALP 1062 UK 1954 Sell This Version
LM-1821 Solomon (6) - Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 1, In F Minor / No. 3, In C album art Ludwig van Beethoven, Solomon (6) Ludwig van Beethoven, Solomon (6) - Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 1, In F Minor / No. 3, In C(LP) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1821 US 1954 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Concerto No.4 In G Flat Major, Op. 58 album art Beethoven* - Solomon (6) - André Cluytens Beethoven* - Solomon (6) - André Cluytens - Concerto No.4 In G Flat Major, Op. 58 (Album) His Master's Voice Netherlands 1955 Sell This Version
LM1733 Solomon (6) - Sonata no. 29, in B-flat, op. 106 : Hammerklavier ; Sonata no. 26, in E-flat, op 81a : Les adieux, Beethoven album art Solomon (6) Sonata no. 29, in B-flat, op. 106 : Hammerklavier ; Sonata no. 26, in E-flat, op 81a : Les adieux, Beethoven(LP, Album) RCA Victor LM1733 1955 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Tempest And Appassionata Sonatas album art Beethoven*, Solomon (6) Beethoven*, Solomon (6) - Tempest And Appassionata Sonatas RCA Victor Red Seal Canada 1956 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Piano Concertos album art Grieg* And Schumann* / Solomon (6) / Herbert Menges - Philharmonia* Grieg* And Schumann* / Solomon (6) / Herbert Menges - Philharmonia* - Piano Concertos (Album) His Master's Voice UK 1958 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 37 / Sonata No. 22 In F Major, Op. 54 album art Beethoven* - Solomon (6), Herbert Menges, Philharmonia* Beethoven* - Solomon (6), Herbert Menges, Philharmonia* - Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 37 / Sonata No. 22 In F Major, Op. 54 His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice UK 1958 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Piano Concerto No. 1 In C Major, Op. 15 / Sonata No. 27 In E Minor, Op. 90 album art Beethoven* - Solomon (6), Herbert Menges, Philharmonia* Beethoven* - Solomon (6), Herbert Menges, Philharmonia* - Piano Concerto No. 1 In C Major, Op. 15 / Sonata No. 27 In E Minor, Op. 90 (Album) His Master's Voice UK 1958 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Grieg Concerto In A Minor / Schumann Concerto In A Minor album art Solomon (6) , Piano with The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert Menges, Grieg* / Schumann* Solomon (6) , Piano with The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert Menges, Grieg* / Schumann* - Grieg Concerto In A Minor / Schumann Concerto In A Minor (Album) Capitol Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 37 album art Solomon (6), Beethoven* Solomon (6), Beethoven* - Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 37 (Album) Seraphim UK 1958 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor, Op. 23 album art Tchaikovsky*, Solomon (6) Tchaikovsky*, Solomon (6) - Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor, Op. 23 (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice UK 1959 Sell This Version
ALP 1901 Solomon (6) - Sonata In A Major, D.664 - Sonata In A Minor, D.784 album art Solomon (6), Franz Schubert Solomon (6), Franz Schubert - Sonata In A Major, D.664 - Sonata In A Minor, D.784(LP, Mono) His Master's Voice ALP 1901 UK 1962 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Solomon – Two Beethoven Sonatas (No. 17 In D Minor, Opus 31, No. 2 And No. 18 In E Flat, Opus 31, No. 3) album art Solomon (6), Beethoven* Solomon (6), Beethoven* - Solomon – Two Beethoven Sonatas (No. 17 In D Minor, Opus 31, No. 2 And No. 18 In E Flat, Opus 31, No. 3) (Album) World Record Club Australia 1964 Sell This Version
CE/3006 Mozart* / Haydn*, Solomon (6) / Philharmonia Orchestra , Conducted By Herbert Menges Mozart* / Haydn*, Solomon (6) / Philharmonia Orchestra , Conducted By Herbert Menges - Piano Concerto In A Major, K.488 / Concerto In C Minor(LP, Album, Mono, Club) World Record Club CE/3006 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Piano Concertos 1 & 2 album art Solomon (6), Philharmonia Orchestra / Menges* & Cluytens* - Beethoven* Solomon (6), Philharmonia Orchestra / Menges* & Cluytens* - Beethoven* - Piano Concertos 1 & 2 Music For Pleasure UK 1967 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Plays Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 album art Solomon (6), Philharmonia Orchestra, Issay Dobrowen, Johannes Brahms Solomon (6), Philharmonia Orchestra, Issay Dobrowen, Johannes Brahms - Plays Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice UK 1967 Sell This Version
SREG 1053 Solomon (6) - Concerto No. 3 In C Minor album art Beethoven* - Solomon (6), Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert Menges Beethoven* - Solomon (6), Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert Menges - Concerto No. 3 In C Minor(LP, Album) Regal SREG 1053 UK 1967 Sell This Version
HQM 1077 Solomon (6) - Schumann: Carnaval And Beethoven: 'Waldstein' Sonata album art Solomon (6) Schumann: Carnaval And Beethoven: 'Waldstein' Sonata(LP) His Master's Voice HQM 1077 UK 1967 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Three Piano Sonatas: Appassionata / Moonlight / Pathétique Sonatas album art Beethoven*, Solomon (6) Beethoven*, Solomon (6) - Three Piano Sonatas: Appassionata / Moonlight / Pathétique Sonatas (Album) Seraphim US 1978 Sell This Version
Solomon (6) - Solomon Plays Mozart - Piano Concertos album art Solomon (6) Plays Mozart* Solomon (6) Plays Mozart* - Solomon Plays Mozart - Piano Concertos (Album) The HMV Treasury UK 1978 Sell This Version
PMC-7055 Solomon (6) - Piano Concertos album art Solomon (6) - Herbert Menges, Philharmonia Orchestra | Grieg* & Schumann* Solomon (6) - Herbert Menges, Philharmonia Orchestra | Grieg* & Schumann* - Piano Concertos(LP) Quintessence PMC-7055 US 1978 Sell This Version
1C 147-50 183/184 M Solomon (6) - Solomon Spielt Mozart album art Solomon (6) Plays Mozart* Solomon (6) Plays Mozart* - Solomon Spielt Mozart(2xLP, Album, Mono, Gat) Dacapo (2) 1C 147-50 183/184 M Germany 1978 Sell This Version
TV 34835 Solomon (6) - Piano Concerto No. 1 · Hungarian Fantasia album art Solomon (6), Tchaikovsky*, Liszt*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Issay Dobrowen, Walter Susskind Solomon (6), Tchaikovsky*, Liszt*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Issay Dobrowen, Walter Susskind - Piano Concerto No. 1 · Hungarian Fantasia(LP, Mono) Turnabout TV 34835 US 1984 Sell This Version
53 2910901 M Mozart*, Solomon*, Benedetti-Michelangeli* Mozart*, Solomon*, Benedetti-Michelangeli* - Concerto Per Pianoforte Ε Orchestra N° 15 In Si Bemolle, K. 450(LP, Album) La Voce Del Padrone 53 2910901 M Italy 1986 Sell This Version