Lucy Anderson

Lucy AndersonLucy Anderson
English Pianist
1790 – 1878 A.D.

Lucy Anderson, an English Pianist. In spite of the weakness of sight from which she always suffered. she made rapid progress in her studies and appeared as a solo player at a very early age.

She was soon engaged at the principal London concerts, and in 1820 married Geo. F. Anderson, the violinist.

As a teacher she was much sought after, and numbered amongst her pupils the queen and other members of the royal family.

Mrs. Anderson was the first female pianist who appeared at the Philharmonic concerts, and the first to introduce into England many of the great works of Beethoven and other composers.

After amassing a considerable fortune, she retired from public life in 1862.

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Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.