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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C217 Solomon (6) - Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor album art Tchaikowsky*, Solomon (6) And The Halle Orchestra* Conducted By Sir Hamilton Harty Tchaikowsky*, Solomon (6) And The Halle Orchestra* Conducted By Sir Hamilton Harty - Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor (Album) Columbia C217 UK 1930 Sell This Version
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
LM 1222 Solomon (6) - Pathetique: Sonata No. 8 And Sonata No. 32 album art Beethoven* / Solomon (6) Beethoven* / Solomon (6) - Pathetique: Sonata No. 8 And Sonata No. 32(LP, Mono) RCA Victor Red Seal LM 1222 US 1951 Sell This Version
CLP1001, CLP.1001 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 CLP1001, CLP.1001 UK 1952 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 (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
BLP 1036 Solomon (6) - Concerto No.4 In G Major, Op. 58 album art Beethoven* - Solomon (6) - André Cluytens Beethoven* - Solomon (6) - André Cluytens - Concerto No.4 In G Major, Op. 58 (Album) His Master's Voice BLP 1036 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
LHMV-12 Solomon (6) - Beethoven Concerto No. 2, Mozart Concerto No. 15, K 450, Solomon album art Philharmonia Orchestra, Solomon (6) Philharmonia Orchestra, Solomon (6) - Beethoven Concerto No. 2, Mozart Concerto No. 15, K 450, Solomon(LP, Album, Mono) His Master's Voice LHMV-12 US 1955 Sell This Version
HTA 21 Solomon (6) - The Emperor Concerto album art Beethoven* - Solomon (6), Herbert Menges, The Philharmonia Orchestra* Beethoven* - Solomon (6), Herbert Menges, The Philharmonia Orchestra* - The Emperor Concerto (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice HTA 21 UK 1956 Sell This Version
LM-1964 Solomon (6) - Tempest And Appassionata Sonatas album art Beethoven*, Solomon (6) Beethoven*, Solomon (6) - Tempest And Appassionata Sonatas RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1964 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
ALP 1358 Solomon (6) - Sonata In F Minor, Op.5 album art Brahms*, Solomon (6) Brahms*, Solomon (6) - Sonata In F Minor, Op.5(LP, Mono) His Master's Voice ALP 1358 UK 1956 Sell This Version
ALP 1141 Solomon (6) - Beethoven Sonatas - No. 29 In B Flat Major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier) album art Solomon* Beethoven Sonatas - No. 29 In B Flat Major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier)(LP, Album, Mono) His Master's Voice ALP 1141 UK 1956 Sell This Version
60019 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 60019 UK 1958 Sell This Version
BSD 751, STE 70428 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 (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice BSD 751, STE 70428 UK 1958 Sell This Version
OASD.294, OASD 294 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 OASD.294, OASD 294 Australia 1958 Sell This Version
OASD 272 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 OASD 272 Australia 1958 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
CE/3011 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 CE/3011 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
QIM 6379 Solomon (6) - Piano Concerto No. 4 In G Major, Op. 58 / Piano Sonata No. 27 In E Minor, Op. 90 album art Ludwig van Beethoven, Solomon (6) Ludwig van Beethoven, Solomon (6) - Piano Concerto No. 4 In G Major, Op. 58 / Piano Sonata No. 27 In E Minor, Op. 90 (Album) His Master's Voice QIM 6379 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
XLP 30093, XLP.30093 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 XLP 30093, XLP.30093 UK 1967 Sell This Version
REG 1064, REG. 1064 Solomon (6) - Beethoven Sonatas album art Solomon (6) Beethoven Sonatas (Comp) Regal, Regal REG 1064, REG. 1064 UK 1967 Sell This Version
MFP 2067 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 MFP 2067 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, Mono) His Master's Voice HQM 1077 UK 1967 Sell This Version