Daisy Kennedy

Daisy Fowler Kennedy (16 January 1893 – 30 July 1981) was an Australian-born concert violinist.

She was born in Burra-Burra, 160 km north of Adelaide, to parents of Scottish and Irish descent. Her father, Joseph A. Kennedy, was headmaster of Glenelg Primary School and president of the South Australian Public School Teachers' Union. For three years, she was Elder scholar at the Adelaide Conservatory under Mrs. Alderman and Hermann Heinicke. She was a private pupil of Otakar Ševčík in Vienna for a year, and then studied for two years in the Meister-Schule there. She appeared in London in 1911 and toured widely in Europe and in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

On 15 April 1914, she married the Ukrainian pianist Benno Moiseiwitsch; their daughter, the theatre designer Tanya Moiseiwitsch was born in December the same year. They had a second daughter, Sandra. After divorcing Moiseiwitsch, she married the English playwright and poet John Drinkwater. They had a daughter, Penny Drinkwater, who went on to become a wine writer and member of the circle of wine writers.

She was a cousin of cellist Lauri Kennedy, and thus also related to Lauri's son John Kennedy, another cellist, and grandson, the violinist Nigel Kennedy.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 16, 1893 (Burra), Died July 30, 1981 (Hammersmith)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1922

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 75111 12-in. 6/23/1922 Sonata in F major, part 1 Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 75112 12-in. 6/23/1922 Sonata in F major, part 2 Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 76508 12-in. approximately 1919 Sonata in A minor, op. 105, part 1 Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 76509 12-in. approximately 1919 Sonata in A minor, op. 105, part 2 Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 76510 12-in. approximately 1919 Sonata in A minor, op. 105, part 3 Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 76511 12-in. approximately 1919 Sonata no. 3, in D minor : Adagio Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 76512 12-in. approximately 1919 Scherzo in D minor Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 76513 12-in. approximately 1919 Sonata in G major : Allegro tranquillo Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 76514 12-in. approximately 1919 Sonata in G major : Allegro animato Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 76558 12-in. approximately 1919 Introduction and rondo capriccioso, part 1 Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 76559 12-in. approximately 1919 Introduction and rondo capriccioso, part 2 Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 76560 12-in. approximately 1919 Romance no. 1 in G major, part 1 Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 76561 12-in. approximately 1919 Romance no. 1 in G major, part 2 Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 76564 12-in. approximately 1919 Mazurka, op. 26 Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kennedy, Daisy," accessed January 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353543.

Kennedy, Daisy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353543.

"Kennedy, Daisy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353543

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.