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PHILIP CIPRIANI HAMBLEY POTTER (1792—...

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 212 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PHILIP CIPRIANI HAMBLEY POTTER (1792—1871), English musician, was born in London, the son of a pianoforte teacher, and godson of a sister of G. B. Cipriani, the painter. He was educated for the musical profession under Attwood, Callcott, Crotch and Woelfl; later at Vienna, where he received encouragement from Beethoven. In 1816 an overture by him was per-formed at a Philharmonic concert, and he began a distinguished career as a pianist. In 1822 he became a professor, and in 1832 principal (resigning in 1859) of the Royal Academy of Music; in186o an exhibition was founded there in his honour. Cipriani Potter composed many works, now mostly forgotten, though important in their day. He died on the 28th of September 1871.
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