Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

October 5

On her way home from a concert in Vernal, Utah, pianist and composer Helen Taylor was killed in a car accident on this day (1950). A composer who studied at Juilliard, with Paul Hindemith at Yale, and married concert pianist Grant Johannesen, Taylor's music was championed by Johannesen, but is still under-known. Grant Johannesen: Journey of an American Pianist, by Grant Johannesen, Univ. of Utah Press, 2007, p. 41.

Glen Nelson