Ethel R. Harraden
Ethel Rosalie Harraden (Mrs. Frank Glover) (b. 1857 d. 1917) was an English pianist, composer and music critic. She was born in Islington, Middlesex, England, in 1857, the daughter of Samuel Harraden, a London/Calcutta agent, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. After completing her studies, she worked as a pianist and composer. She married Frank Glover and settled in Leamington Spa. Harraden became interested in composing for the stage, sometimes collaborating with her brother Herbert Harraden. She reviewed for the Leamington Spa Courier, a newspaper owned by her husband. She died in 1917 at age sixty at Leamington Spa, England.
Harraden composed mostly ballads and stage music. Selected works include:
- Two Melodies
- I go to prove my soul (Text: Robert Browning) (c. 1884)
- The rainy day (Text: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
- Pearl, cantata
- His Last Chance, operetta (1890)
- The Lady in Pink, operetta (1891)
- The Taboo, opera fantastie (1895)
- "Ethel R. HARRADEN". Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- Scowcroft, Philip L. Philip's book 'British Light Music Composers'. ISBN 0-903413-88-4. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- Facts, Rumors and Remarks. The Musical Times. 1 June 1893. JSTOR 3363272.
- Obit. The Musical Times. 1 February 1917. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 4 October 2010.
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