Sir Henry Wood


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English conductor (1869-1944)

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The piece, which expresses the idea of redemption through love, was given its premiere in the UK 80 years ago by Sir Henry Wood, founder of the Proms.
For a long period between 1913 and 1942, when the ever popular Sir Malcolm Sargent arrived, the conductor's job was shared by Sir Henry Wood, founder of the London Proms and Sir Thomas Beecham, the legendary son of the St Helens pharmaceutical firm which manufactured Beecham's powders and pills.
Which is what Sir Henry Wood intended with the first Promenade concerts in 1895.
When he took over the Proms from their founder, Sir Henry Wood, he and two assistants conducted the two-month season between them.
The composition was championed by Sir Henry Wood, first conductor of the Promenade Concerts which exist today as the BBC Proms, and was performed a staggering five times in one season during 1919.
Another 1910 work, the sublime Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, is included in the concert, and the programme is completed by the Serenade to Music, the composer's golden jubilee gift to the conductor Sir Henry Wood.
The bust of founder Sir Henry Wood returns to the Royal Albert Hall.
1869 - Sir Henry Wood, English conductor, was born in London.
He was given his first chance of conducting by the late Sir Henry Wood.
This doesn't daunt him one jot although he did confess to being mightily in awe of some of his distinguished predecessors: the likes of Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir Charles Groves, Walter Weller, Sir Charles Halle, Sir Henry Wood, Marek Janowski and Libor Pesek KBE amongst others, never mind the American maestro Gerard Schwarz.
Dvorak praised her playing, Vaughan Williams composed and dedicated his Lark Ascending to her, and Sir Henry Wood commended her faultless intonation and pure technique.
Ferguson's friends included Ralph Vaughan-Williams and Gerald Finzi, and his music was in turn championed by the likes of Myra Hess (who premiered the piano sonata in one of the legendary wartime concerts at the National Gallery), Kathleen Ferrier, Sir Henry Wood and Sir Adrian Boult.
My predecessors also include three of England's most famous conductors - Sir Henry Wood, Sir Thomas Beecham and Sir Adrian Boult.
For many years at the start of the 20th Century, the conductorship was shared between Sir Henry Wood and Sir Thomas Beecham with more famous soloists including Rachmaninov and Casals.