I have been looking for information on Winifred Browne, a pianist who gave the first radio broadcast of Rachmaninov’s 4th piano concerto, in 1930.

She is included in a scrapbook in the BMS Archive at Trinity Laban and I would be interested if anyone has any further information on her. 

There are various entries in The Musical Times which refer to her having been active at least 1922-1935, often in the Birmingham area.

I am also researching the composer Alfred Wall and would welcome any information on him. I have ‘rediscovered’ two of his pieces which I am preparing for performance and possible republishing: His ‘Thanet’ concert overture will be performed on Sat 16 July 2022 in Ramsgate, by Thanet Light Orchestra, and his piano quartet on Sat 30 July 2022 also in Ramsgate, by musicians from the RCM/Guildhall. 

Ben Jones
Thanet Light Orchestra
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