Benham, Augustus Victor 12.apr.1867-21.may.1936 USA NY, Brooklyn - England, London Hendon
concert pianist, studied with Anton Rubinstein and Jules Massenet, 1880 debuted as boy pianist with Carlotta Patti in New York City and with Theodore Thomas throughout the USA, 1882 in London, 1885 in Pasdeloup and Lamoreux concerts in Paris, all his life he made many concert tours and long stays as teacher in Europe, 1900 residing with wife Olga and daughter in Richmondtown Staten Island, 1907-1914 teacher piano at Michigan Conservatory of Music in Detroit Michigan residing with Olga at 973 Brush Street, 1927-1928 residing at 43 Rugby Road Brooklyn, 1931 residing at Hotel Marie Antoinette in Broadway, he gave his year of birth randomly as 1867 to 1875 but mainly 1871 ; son of advertizing agent Albert B Benham (England, London 1842-1909 Philadelphia) and musician/music teacher Alice Eva (England, London 1851-a1920 Brooklyn) ; 1886 he married teacher Olga Steinitz (Illinois, Chicago 16.jun.1865- / 1915-1919 living alone in Detroit) ; since 1913 he traveled with musician Faye Ernestine Warden (Ohio, Deshler 13.oct.1892-), 1930 in Brooklyn he was rooming with Faye Benham who may have been Faye Warden or his niece Faye Benham

[Rosner/Frank 1974 gives erroneously born 1871]

Title Parts

[] Symphony no2
[] Piano concerto no2
[] Violin concerto. 1896
dedication to the violinist Cesar Thomson

[] String quartet no5
[] Danse poetique. Piano
pub Schott & Co. 1921

[] When the swallows homeward fly. Fantasie de concert. Piano. op4
dedication Miss Marcia Freeman
pub Lee & Walker, Philadelphia 1880

[] Peaceful dreams. Piano
dedication to my esteemed friend Dr. James E. Garretson
pub Lee & Walker, Philadelphia 1880

[] Theme and variations (Thema und variationen). Piano
pub G. Schirmer, New York
pub Schlesinger Buch und Musikhandlung, Berlin

[] Stabat Mater. Nova Scotia 1896
[] 3 Compositions for the pianoforte
pub A. P. Schmidt 1915
[] 1 - The fountain etude
[] 2 - Legend
[] 3 - Mazurka fantastique
[] Longing. Song without words. Piano
pub Schott & Co. 1921

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