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Philip Michael Faraday

Philip Michael Faraday (1 January 1875 – 6 February 1944) was an English lawyer, surveyor, composer, organist and theatrical producer. He composed one of the last Savoy operas, staged several long-running shows in the West End of London, and wrote a book about local taxation that was for many years the standard work on the subject. After sustaining financial losses on shows that he produced in the 1910s, Faraday declared bankruptcy in 1914. In later years, however, he rebuilt his fortune through his legal and valuation work and resumed theatrical production.

Faraday was born in Upper Holloway, London, the youngest of five children of Charles Adkins Faraday (1835–1913) and his wife Maria nee Bragg (1836–1930). He married Elizabeth Mary Gale (1872–1950) in 1900, and the couple had four children: Stanley Michael (1902–1942), Yolande (b. 1904), Thelma (b. 1907) and Katharine Miriam.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1875

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 540 Not documented approximately Jan. 1911 Little princess, look up Constance Drever Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


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"Faraday, Philip Michael." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.

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