Ethel Barns (05 December 1873 – 31 December 1948) was an English violinist, pianist and composer. She was born in London and entered the Royal Academy of Music at as a teenager, where she studied with Emile Sauret for violin, Ebenezer Prout for composition and Frederick Westlake for piano.
Barns made her debut as a violinist at The Crystal Palace in London in 1896, and toured in England and the United States. While on tour, Barns sometimes accompanied prominent opera singer, Adelina Patti. Barns was a member of the first council of the Society of Women Musicians, which was founded in 1911. Barns became a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and died in Maidenhead on 31 December 1948.
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Birth and Death Data: Born 1874 (London), Died December 31, 1948 (Maidenhead)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1915
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-11264||10-in.||11/16/1911||Swing song||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-15880||10-in.||4/13/1915||Idylle||May Mukle||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Gramophone||6654e||10-in.||1907||Swing song||Mischa Elman||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barns, Ethel," accessed March 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108559.
Barns, Ethel. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108559.
"Barns, Ethel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Barns, Ethel, 1874-1948 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no00090949
Wikidata: Ethel Barns - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5403071
MusicBrainz: Ethel Barns - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/1b9df64e-c271-4760-bb8b-741d3cf64071
ISNI: 0000 0000 6159 3277 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000061593277
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