Emily Brontë

Portrait of Emily Brontë, painted by Patrick Branwell Brontë, c. 1833.
Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848). 1

A British novelist and poet who played piano.

Emily Brontë was possibly the most talented and certainly the most determined musician in a family where music was greatly appreciated and encouraged.  She was not simply musical, but a serious student of music, in a way that (as some writers have suggested) influenced her artistic development.  According to Ellen Nussey [Brontë’s life-long friend] she was a virtuoso pianist… […]  Above all, in a deep and complex sense, 'musical' is the term that most aptly characterizes her creative spirit.
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Page Sources

Racconish.  “Portrait of Emily Brontë, Painted by Patrick Branwell Brontë, c. 1833.  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 22 Nov. 2014.  Web. 5 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.
Hagan, Sandra, and Juliette Wells, eds.  The Brontës in the World of Arts.  Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2008: pg. 81.  Google Books.  Web.  21 Oct. 2015.