Marian Anderson Collection, University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
Words by Matthias Claudius
About James Simon
(09/29/1880 - ?)
James Simon was a highly intelligent and accomplished pianist, composer and musicologist. He studied philosophy, loved poetry and felt at home with the great German musical tradition. Music was his life. So much so, that his son would call him ‘other worldly’. He continued to compose until the very end.