September 26, 2013

The García School: George Britton

George Britton (1910-2010)

George Britton—the handsome dapper man in the publicity shot from the 1940's—was a student of Anna E. Schoen-René, the musical daughter of Pauline Viardot-García and Manuel García. Britton—a baritone—studied with Schoen-René at Juilliard in the 1930's. 

I found the photo and searched for information on Britton some years ago, but came up empty-handed. Then today, I happened to conduct another search, and found that his Wikipedia page had been updated, and that he had died only a few years ago. To think: I could have talked to him about his studies had I known where to find him!  But that didn't happen, unfortunately.

If you know anything about Britton, please do contact me. I'd like to know more about the man, his studies with Schoen-René, and his musical life. I did come in contact with a soprano who had some lessons with him, but would like to know more. She told me he traveled to Israel and taught there, but that isn't reflected in anything currently available. Thank you for your assistance, it is much appreciated! 

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