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Ashley, John (c. 1734–1805), conductor and bassoonist, was probably born in London, although it is impossible to place or date this with certainty. Little is known of Ashley's musical training and his earlier professional years. He was a bassoon player of considerable ability and may have held an appointment in a wind band of the militia, for ...

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Barbirolli, Sir John [formerly Giovanni Battista] (1899–1970), conductor and cellist, was born Giovanni Battista at 12 Southampton Row, London, on 2 December 1899, the elder son and second of the three children of an émigré Italian violinist, Lorenzo Barbirolli (1864–1928), and his Parisian wife, ...

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Sir John Barbirolli (1899–1970) by Georges Maiteny © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bates, Joah (bap. 1741, d. 1799), musician, was baptized at Halifax on 8 March 1741, the son of Henry Bates, a former woolcomber, turned innkeeper and parish clerk, and his wife, Susan Lister. He received his early education at Dr Ogden's school, and learned music from ...

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Bunney, Herrick Cyril William (1915–1997), organist and conductor, was born on 12 May 1915 at 17 Elm Grove Road, Barnes, Surrey, the son of Cyril Herbert Herrick Bunney (1881–1969), electrical engineer and civil servant, and his wife, Ethel Letitia, née Ardley (1877?–1958). Educated at ...

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F. G. Edwards

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Cusins, Sir William George (1833–1893), pianist and conductor, was born in London on 14 October 1833. As a child he sang in the Chapel Royal, then entered the Brussels conservatory where for two years he studied composition, piano, and violin under François-Joseph Fétis...

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J. A. F. Maitland

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Ella, John (1802–1888), violinist and conductor, was born at Leicester on 19 December 1802, the son of Richard Ella (b. 1769), a baker from Thirsk in Yorkshire. He was intended for the law, but, turning to music, studied with Fémy. He made his first professional appearance on 18 January 1821, in the orchestra at ...

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Greatorex, Thomas (1758–1831), organist and conductor, was born at North Wingfield, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, on 5 October 1758. The pedigree compiled by Hayman in The Reliquary (4.220) shows his descent from Anthony Greatrakes of Callow, of a family that has flourished for over five centuries in the neighbourhood of ...

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Sir Charles Hallé (1819–1895) by George Frederic Watts, c. 1870 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hallé, Sir Charles [formerly Carl Halle] (1819–1895), conductor and pianist, was born on 11 April 1819 in Hagen, Westphalia. He was the son of a church organist and concert director, Friedrich Halle, and his wife, Caroline Branschedt. He had his first piano lessons at the age of three and soon showed extraordinary talent, giving a public performance when he was four of a sonatina composed by his father. When he was eleven he deputized for his father and conducted all the operas (at least ten) during the annual visit of a touring company. They included ...

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Hartley, Wallace Henry (1878–1912), musician and bandleader on the RMS Titanic, was born on 2 June 1878 at 136 Greenfield Hill, Colne, Lancashire, the second of the six children (four surviving) of Albion Hartley (1850–1934), mill manager, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Foulds (1851–1927)...

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Wallace Henry Hartley (1878–1912) by unknown photographer, 1912 [the band of RMS Titanic: John Frederick Preston Clarke, Percy Cornelius Taylor; Georges Alexandre Krins, Wallace Hartley, William Theodore Ronald Brailey; Jock Hume, John Wesley Woodward] © Illustrated London News Ltd / Mary Evans

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Jones, Geraint Iwan (1917–1998), organist and conductor, was born on 16 May 1917 in Porth, Glamorgan, the elder son of Evan Jones, a professor of ancient languages at Cardiff University who became a minister in the Welsh Congregational church, and his wife Caroline Davies...

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J. C. Hadden

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Lucas, Charles (1808–1869), composer, cellist, and conductor, was born at Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 28 July 1808, the son of a music-seller. He was a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral for eight years under Arthur Thomas Corfe. In 1823 he was admitted to the Royal Academy of Music...

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(Fernando Riccardo) Alberto Semprini (1908–1990) by unknown photographer Camera Press, London

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Semprini, (Fernando Riccardo) Alberto (1908–1990), pianist and conductor, was born on 27 March 1908 in Bath, the second of three sons (there were no daughters) of Arturo Riccardo Fernando Semprini, musician, from Rimini, Italy, and his wife, Elizabeth Tilley, opera singer, from Dudley, Worcestershire...

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Smart, Sir George Thomas (1776–1867), conductor and organist, was born in London on 10 May 1776, the eldest of the six children of George Smart (1750/51?–1818?), a music publisher and dealer and an amateur bass player, and his wife, Ann, née Embrey (...

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Sir George Thomas Smart (1776–1867) by William Bradley, 1829 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Louis Spohr (1784–1859) by Friedrich Jentzen (after C. Arnold) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Spohr, Louis (1784–1859), composer, violinist, and conductor, was born on 5 April 1784 at what is now Spohrplatz 7, Brunswick, the first of the seven children of Carl Heinrich Spohr (1756–1843), a medical doctor, and his cousin Juliane Ernestine Luise Henke (1763–1840). His baptismal name was ...