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Paul Hamburger

Paul Hamburger by Peter Rauter reproduced with kind permission from Andrea Rauter
Pianist, accompanist and radio producer; born 3 September 1920 in Vienna, died 11 April 2004 in London.

Biography

Paul Hamburger began his music studies in Vienna and emigrated to Britain in 1939. He was interned as an enemy alien on the Isle of Man in 1940 and then studied at Royal College of Music from 1941-43. He was a highly respected accompanist and worked at the BBC where he made many recordings with leading artists. He also worked for the English Opera Group and Glyndebourne Opera, and he taught several generations of singers at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Links and sources 

Obituary in The Independent

Elsewhere in this resource 

Interviews with Laura SartiBernard KeeffeLeo Black and Janet Baker

Photo: Paul Hamburger by Peter Rauter reproduced with kind permission from Andrea Rauter