Articles with the tag: Musical


The Lewin Brothers: A Life in Music

The Lewin Brothers: A Life in Music

Robert and William Lewin were born in 1913 & 1918 respectively, the two younger sons of Caroline and Harry Lewin, who was killed at Passchendaele at the end of July 1917.  Caroline subsequently married again, and went on to have a second family of three daughters,...
Eric Taylor, Leamington-born Musician and Gamelan Pioneer

Eric Taylor, Leamington-born Musician and Gamelan Pioneer

Eric Robert Taylor was born in Leamington at the beginning of May 1928.   He attended Warwick School, where he distinguished himself as a musician.  He also sang in the choir at St Mary’s Church, Warwick.  In 1945, he made the pages of the Leamington Courier, –...
Jan Berenska (1905-1968)

Jan Berenska (1905-1968)

Musician & orchestra leader It is rather sad to think that a man whose accomplishments were such that a Leamington street was named after him is almost forgotten within a few years. Berenska Drive was named after Jan Berenska a multi-talented musician whose...
Denis Matthews (1919 – 1988)

Denis Matthews (1919 – 1988)

Concert pianist & writer When Denis Matthews left Warwick School in 1935 to take up a scholarship  at the Royal Academy of Music in London, one of his erstwhile masters said “They tell me that you are going in for music Matthews but what do you intend doing with...
Robert Simpson, Composer and Writer, 1921 – 1997

Robert Simpson, Composer and Writer, 1921 – 1997

Robert Wilfrid Levick Simpson, internationally renowned as one of the most prolific 20th century composers of symphonies and chamber music, was born at 21 Rosefield Street Leamington in March 1921, where his parents, as officers of the Leamington Spa Corps of the...