Daffodil Maiden, The

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*20090822Anne Sebba tells the story of celebrated concert pianist Harriet Cohen, considered to be one of the most intriguing musical figures of the 20th century.|A musician with a vast repertoire, she had more first performances of works than any other pianist of her day, but is scarcely known today.|Long-fascinated by Cohen's story, Anne has read the 3,000 letters bequeathed to the British library to try to understand how Cohen's tempestuous private life impacted on her public performing life.|Some music critics believe she was the inspiration for much of Bax's finest music.|Others claim that she was jealous and possessive and responsible for preventing many of his pieces becoming better known.|Anne Sebba tells the story of celebrated concert pianist Harriet Cohen.