Musical Lives

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This latest addition to the series contains miniature biographies taken from the archives of the Dictionary of National Biography of some of the men and women of the 20th century who made music the centre of their life. Nicholas Kenyon, Controller of BBC Proms, uses his expertise and experience in the subject to make his very personal selection of entries.

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Overview

This latest addition to the series contains miniature biographies taken from the archives of the Dictionary of National Biography of some of the men and women of the 20th century who made music the centre of their life. Nicholas Kenyon, Controller of BBC Proms, uses his expertise and experience in the subject to make his very personal selection of entries.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780198605287
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Kenyon has been Controller of BBC Proms, Live Events, and TV Classical Music since 1998. He was also Music Critic for New Yorker, The Times, and the Observer. Previous to his present post he was Controller of BBC Radio 3. He is the author of and contributor to many books (see Books by the same author, below).

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Table of Contents

Grove, Sir George (1820-1900) 1
Sullivan, Sir Arthur Seymour (1842-1900) 5
Parry, Sir Charles Hubert Hastings (1848-1918) 13
Stanford, Sir Charles Villiers (1852-1924) 19
Squire, William Barclay (1855-1927) 24
Maitland, John Alexander Fuller- (1856-1936) 25
Elgar, Sir Edward William (1857-1934) 27
Dolmetsch, (Eugene) Arnold (1858-1940) 31
Smyth, Dame Ethel Mary (1858-1944) 33
Sharp, Cecil James (1859-1924) 36
Strangways, Arthur Henry Fox (1859-1948) 40
Melba, Dame Nellie (1861-1931) 42
Delius, Frederick (1862-1934) 46
German, Sir Edward (1862-1936) 50
Greene, Harry Plunket (1865-1936) 52
Terry, Sir Richard Runciman (1865-1938) 53
Elwes, Gervase Henry [Cary-] (1866-1921) 55
Bantock, Sir Granville Ransome (1868-1946) 56
Newman, Ernest (1868-1959) 59
Davies, Sir (Henry) Walford (1869-1941) 61
Wood, Sir Henry Joseph (1869-1944) 64
Allen, Sir Hugh Percy (1869-1946) 69
Atkins, Sir Ivor Algernon (1869-1953) 73
Wood, Matilda Alice Victoria (Marie Lloyd) (1870-1922) 75
Walker, Ernest (1870-1949) 76
Fellowes, Edmund Horace (1870-1951) 78
Butt, Dame Clara Ellen (1872-1936) 80
Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958) 82
Ronald, Sir Landon (1873-1938) 86
Holst, Gustav Theodore (1874-1934) 88
Bairstow, Sir Edward Cuthbert (1874-1946) 92
Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel (1875-1912) 94
Tovey, Sir Donald Francis (1875-1940) 96
Ketelbey, Albert William (1875-1959) 101
Dent, Edward Joseph (1876-1957) 102
Tertis, Lionel (1876-1975) 104
Gardiner, Henry Balfour (1877-1950) 106
Scholes, Percy Alfred (1877-1958) 108
Boughton, Rutland (1878-1960) 111
Bridge, Frank (1879-1941) 113
Harty, Sir (Herbert) Hamilton (1879-1941) 115
Colles, Henry Cope (1879-1943) 117
Beecham, Sir Thomas (1879-1961) 119
Ireland, John Nicholson (1879-1962) 124
Mayer, Sir Robert (1879-1985) 126
Christie, John (1882-1962) 129
Stokowski, Leopold Anthony (1882-1977) 132
Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Sir Gerald Hugh (Lord Berners) (1883-1950) 136
Bax, Sir Arnold Edward Trevor (1883-1953) 138
Dyson, Sir George (1883-1964) 141
Butterworth, George Sainton Kaye (1885-1916) 144
Wellesz, Egon Joseph (1885-1974) 145
Coates, Eric (1886-1957) 148
Fachiri, Adila Adrienne Adalbertina Maria (1886-1962) and Jelly D'Aranyi (1893-1966) 150
Boosey, Leslie Arthur (1887-1979) 153
Ebert, (Anton) Charles (1887-1980) 155
Blom, Eric Walter (1888-1959) 158
Teyte, Dame Margaret (Maggie) (1888-1976) 159
Cardus, Sir (John Frederick) Neville (1889-1975) 162
Boult, Sir Adrian Cedric (1889-1983) 165
Gurney, Ivor Bertie (1890-1937) 167
Hess, Dame (Julia) Myra (1890-1965) 169
Tauber, Richard (1891-1948) 172
Howes, Frank Stewart (1891-1974) 173
Bliss, Sir Arthur Edward Drummond (1891-1975) 175
Howells, Herbert Norman (1892-1983) 178
Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji (1892-1988) 181
Turner, Dame Eva (1892-1990) 183
Goossens, Sir Eugene (1893-1962) 186
Heseltine, Philip Arnold (Peter Warlock) (1894-1930) 188
Moeran, Ernest John (1894-1950) 190
Sargent, Sir (Henry) Malcolm (Watts) (1895-1967) 191
Baillie, Dame Isobel (1895-1983) 195
Cohen, Harriet (1896-1967) 197
Goossens, Leon Jean (1897-1988) 200
Hall, Henry Robert (1898-1989) 202
Foss, Hubert James (1899-1953) 204
Payne, John Wesley Vivian (Jack) (1899-1969) 206
Barbirolli, Sir John (Giovanni Battista) (1899-1970) 208
Moore, Gerald (1899-1987) 211
Silvester, Victor Marlborough (1900-1978) 213
Finzi, Gerald Raphael (1901-1956) 215
Rubbra, (Charles) Edmund (Duncan) (1901-1986) 218
Goodall, Sir Reginald (1901-1990) 221
Walton, Sir William Turner (1902-1983) 223
Solomon (1902-1988) 230
Webster, Sir David Lumsden (1903-1971) 232
Berkeley, Sir Lennox Randal Francis (1903-1989) 235
Walcan-Bright, Gerald (Geraldo) (1904-1974) 238
Westrup, Sir Jack Allan (1904-1975) 240
Abraham, Gerald Ernest Heal (1904-1988) 242
Lambert, Constant (1905-1951) 244
Rawsthorne, Alan (1905-1971) 247
Dykes Bower, Sir John (1905-1981) 249
Neel, (Louis) Boyd (1905-1981) 252
Kentner, Louis Philip (1905-1987) 254
Lutyens, (Agnes) Elisabeth (1906-1983) 256
Curzon, Sir Clifford Michael (1907-1982) 258
Holst, Imogen Clare (1907-1984) 261
Semprini, (Fernando Riccardo) Alberto (1908-1990) 263
Loss, Joshua Alexander ('Joe') (1909-1990) 265
Pears, Sir Peter Neville Luard (1910-1986) 267
Moore, (Charles) Garrett (Ponsonby) (Lord Drogheda) (1910-1989) 271
Ferrier, Kathleen Mary (1912-1953) 273
Britten, (Edward) Benjamin (1913-1976) 275
Searle, Humphrey (1915-1982) 280
Lewis, Sir Anthony Carey (1915-1983) 282
Matthews, Denis James (1919-1988) 285
Brain, Dennis (1921-1957) 288
Dart, (Robert) Thurston (1921-1971) 289
Pritchard, Sir John Michael (1921-1989) 292
Hoffnung, Gerard (1925-1959) 294
Arnold, Denis Midgley (1926-1986) 295
Monro, Matt (1930-1985) 297
Ogdon, John Andrew Howard (1937-1989) 299
Lennon, John Winston (1940-1980) 301
Fury, Billy (1941-1983) 304
Munrow, David John (1942-1976) 306
du Pre, Jacqueline Mary (1945-1987) 308
Alphabetical Index 311
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