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Jane Savage – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroEnglish woman harpsichordist and composer
Was Musician 
Composer 
From United Kingdom 
Type Music 
Genderfemale
Birth 1 January 1752
Death 1 January 1824
(aged 72 years)

Jane Savage (born 1752/1753, died 1824) was an English harpsichordist and composer. She was the daughter of English musician and composer William Savage (c. 1720–1789) and his wife Mary Bolt Savage. It is likely that Jane accompanied her father from his estate near Tenterden in Kent to London in 1780 or 1781 and lived in Red Lion Square, Holborn. Most of her music was published in this period. Unpublished pieces have been lost.
After her father and mother died, Savage married merchant R. Rolleston in about 1790. It is unclear whether she continued her career in music. She did not publish any compositions in her married name.

Works

Selected works include:

  • Six Sonatas for Harpsichord or Piano.
  • Six Rondos for the Harpsichord or Pianoforte, Opus 3