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PREFACE

The Editors have to acknowledge with gratitude the kind assistance
of many of the leading musicians of the day in compiling this work.
Almost without exception they readily responded to the demand
upon their valuable time. Sir Frederick Bridge, Sir Frederic Cowen,
Sir Ed. Elgar, Mr. Ed. German, Sir Alex. Mackenzie, Sir Geo. Martin,
Sir W. Parratt, Sir Hubert Parry, Mr. Landon Ronald, Dr. Ethel
Smyth, Sir Chas. Santley, Sir C. ViUiers Stanford, Sir Henry Wood
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Opera Syndicate, Mr. Neil Forsyth, M.V.O., Messrs. John Long,
Limited, The Union of Graduates, Messrs. Novello & Co., Messrs.
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Mr. Lewis Ford, Herr Freund, Dr. Harding, Miss Mar j one Pratt,
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE

Preface . v

Musical Calendar ix-xx

Biographies A to Z 1-237



APPENDICES

Artistes appearing at Covent Garden
Theatre, 1895-1912 .... 23^-248



Organists and Deputy-Organists
Musical Institutions
Obituary, Dec, 1909, Dec, 1912
Plans of Concert Halls



249-253
255-277
27^282
283-295



MUSICAL CALENDAR



3anuar?



1. Westbrook, born 1831.

2. Gayarre, died 1890. Mendelssohn's " Antigone" at Covent Garden, 1845.

3. Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, bom 1710, at Ancona, Italy.

4. S. Storace, bom 1763.

5. H. T. Weist-Hill, first principal G.S.M., bom 1830, London. " Princess Ida,"

[first produced London, 1884.

6. Max Bruch, composer, bom 1838, Cologne, and Scharwenka, pianist,

[bom 1850.

7. Sigismund Thalberg,* bom 1812.

8. Hans von Biilow, bom Dresden, 1830.
9.

10. B. Godard, died 1830.

11. Sinding, bom 1856.

12. Adolph Jensen, bom 1837. Arabella Goddard, bom 1833, at St. Malo.

13. Ferd. Ries, died 1838. H. Hofmann, bom Berlin, 1842.

14. J. de Reszke, bom 1850.

15. J. B. Faiire, bom 1830.

16. Leo. Delibes, died 1891. Joseph Maas, died 1886.

17. F. J. Gossec, bom 1734.

18. Cesar Cui, bom 1835.

19. " Trovatore," first produced in Rome, 1853.

20. J. T. Carrodus, bom Keighley, Yorks, 1836.

21. Thos. A. Walmisley, bom 1814.

22. A Wilhelmj, died 1908.

23. Lablache, died 1858.

24. G. Flotow, died 1883. E. Hofmann, born 1776.

25. Jan Block, born 1851.

26. Frederick Corder, bom 1852.

27. Mozart, bom 1756. A. A. Klengel, bom 1852.

28. L. F. Herold, bom 1791.

29. " Beggars' Opera," first produced Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1728.

30. Lemmens, died 1881.

31. F. Schubert, born Vienna, 1791.



1 Considerable doubt exists as to the exact date of Thalberg's birth. It is variously given

as above (F6tis),(" - - -

his biographer, Mend



(a) as above (Fdtis), {b) on 7 Feb., 1812, on the authority of an elder brother, and (c) on 5 May, by
idel.



A— (2141)



MUSICAL CALENDAR



Ifebruar?



1. "Manon Lescaut," 1893 and "La Boh^me," 1896, first produced at Turin.

2. Palestrina, died 1594.

3. Mendelssohn, bom 1809, at Hamburg, F. Niecks, bom 1845.

4. Sir M. Costa, bom 1807. E. J. Hopkins, died 1901.

5. '^11 Barbi6re di Siviglia," first performance, Rome, 1816. "Otello," at

[Milan, 1887.

6. H. Litolff, bom London, 1820.

7. Boyce, died 1779.
8.

9 J. L. Dussek, bom 1761.

10. Sir W. Parratt, bom, 1841. C. Gurlitt, born 1820.

11. A. E. M. Gretry, bom 1741.

12. G. Buonamici, bom 1846.

13. L. Wagner, died, 1883. L. Godowski, bom 1870.

14. H. Seeling, bora 1828, at Prague.
15.

16. J. B. Calkin, born 1827.

17. "Madame Butterfly," first performed at Milan, 1904.

18. N. Paganini, bom 1784.

19. Adelina Patti, bom 1843, at Madrid.

20. H. Vieuxtemps, bom 1820. C. de Beriot, bom 1802.

21. Carl Czeray, bom 1791, at Vienna. Leo Delibes, bom 1836.

22. Niel W. Gade, bom at Copenhagen, 1817.

23. G. F. Handel, bom 1685.

24. S. Wesley, born 1766. J. B. Cramer, born 1771, at Mannheim.

25. P. L. Scharwenka, born 1847.

26. "Habanera," first performed at Paris, 1908.

27. Sir C. Hubert Parry, bom 1848.

28. Madam Patey, died 1894. C. Santley, bom 1834.

29. G. A. Rossini, bom 1792, at Pesaro, and "Ugonotti" first performed 1836.



MUSICAL CALENDAR



flDarcb


1.


Ebenezer Prout, bom 1835. John Thomas, bom 1826.




2.


G. A. Macfarren, bom 1813.




3.


" Carmen," first perforaied at Paris, 1875.




4.


Carl Oberthiir, bom 1819, at Munich.




5.


Co vent Garden Theatre burnt down, 1856.




6.


"Traviata," first performed at Venice, 1853.




7.


Edward Lloyd, bom 1845.




8.


Leoncavallo, bom 1858.




9.


P. Juon, bom 1872.




10.


Sarasate, born 1844.




11.


♦• Rigoletto " first performed 1851, at Venice.




12.


August Manns, bom at Stolzenberg, 1825.




13.


Hugo Wolf, bom 1860.




14.


John Strauss, bom 1804 at Vienna. "Mikado" first produced at Savoy


15.


Chas. Dibdin, bom 1745.


'


16.


"Thais," first performed in Paris, 1894.




17.


S. Reay, bom 1822.




18.


Manuel Garcia, bom 1805.




19.


"Faust," first performed at Paris, 1859.




20.


Madam L. Dulcken, bom 1811.




21.


J. S. Bach, bom 1685. Lady HaUe, bom 1840, at Brunn.




22.


Carl Rosa, bom 1843 at Hamburg.




23.

24.


W. Taubert, bom 1811 at Berlin. First performance " Messiah,
Madame Malibran, bom 1808, at Paris.


' London,
[1743.


25.


F. J. Fetis, bom 1784. " Trial by Jury," first produced, 1875.




26.


L. van Beethoven, died 1827, in Vienna.




27.


Sir Geo. Elvey, bom 1816. d'Indy, bom 1851.




28.


A. E. Batiste, bom 1820. Haydn's " Creation " first performed


in England,
[1800.


29.


Haydn Parry, died 1894.


30.


Dr. McNaught, bom 1849.




31.


J. Haydn, bom 1732





MUSICAL CALENDAR



Epdl



1. Busoni, born 1866. First performance " Judas Maccabeus," 1747.

2. F. Lachner, born 1804. " Merrie England," produced at Savoy, 1902.

3. Brahms, died 1897.

4. Hans Richter, bom 1843, at Raab.

5. L. Spohr, born at Selsen, 1784.

6. R. Volkmann, born 1815.

7. Chas. Burney, bom 1726. D. Dragonetti, bom 1763.

8. Donizetti, died 1848.

9. F. Paolo Tosti, bom 1846, at Ortona.

10. E. d' Albert, b. 1864.

11. Chas. HaU6, born 1819.

12. " Oberon," first produced at Covent Garden, 1826.

13. G. F. Handel, died 1759.

14. " Lakme," first performed at Paris, 1883.

15. Covent Garden Theatre re-opened after fire, 1858.

16. Cramer, died 1858.

17. F. von Supp6, bora 1820.

18. E. D. Coussemaker, born 1805.

19. S. S. Wesley, died 1876.

20. Th. Dahler, bom 1814.

21. Gouvy, died 1898.

22. Hayden CofiBn, born 1862.

23. " Patience," first performed at Op6ra Comique, 1881.

24. J. Kimberger, bom 1721.

25. " Pirates of Penzance," first produced at Op§ra Comique, 1880.

26. C. J. Sax, died 1865.

27. " Rom6o et Juliette," first performed at Paris, 1867. ,

28. C. F. Pohl, died 1887.

29. Van Ondricek, bom 1889.

30. Sir H. Bishop, died 1855.



Xll



MUSICAL CALENDAR



fIDa?



1. Dvorak, died 1904.

2. Michael von Glinka, bom 1804.

3. " Masaniello," produced at Drury Lane, 1829.

4. Cristofori, bom 1655.

5. Dr. T. T. Noble, bom 1867.

6. Ernst, bora 1814.

7. Johannes Brahms, bom 1833, at Altona.

8. Mme. Parepa-Rosa, bom 1836, at Edinburgh.

9. Giro Pinsuti, bom 1829, near Florence.

10. Rouget de I'Isle, bom 1760.

11. Capocci, bom 1840.

12. Dr. Thos. A. Ame, bom 1710.

13. Arthur Seymour Sullivan, bom 1842, at London.

14. Sullivan's first ballet, " L'tle Enchant6e," produced at Covent Garden, 1864.

15. M. W. Balfe, bom 1808, at Limerick,

16. G. Nava, bom 1802, at Milan.

17. " Trovatore," first produced in England at Covent Garden, 1855.

18. " V6ronique," produced at Apollo Theatre, 1904.

19. " Linda di Chamonix," first performed at Vienna, 1842.

20. "Cavalleria Rusticana," fixst performed at Rome, 1890.

21. " Pagliacci," first performed at Milan, 1892.

22. Richard Wagner, bom 1813, at Leipzig.

23. Giov. B. Viotti, bom 1753.

24. Tito Mattel, bom 1841.

25. " H.M.S. Pinafore," first produced at Op6ra Comique, 1878.

26. J. Curwen, died 1880.

27. Joachim Raff, bom 1822.

28. Leopold Auer, bom 1845.

29. Albeniz, bom 1861.

30. Ignaz Moscheles, bom 1794.

31. Josef Haydn, died 1809, at Vienna.



MUSICAL CALENDAR



3une



1. J. Pleyel, bom 1757.

2. N. Rubinstein, bom 1835, at Moscow.

3. Ch. Lecocq, bom 1834, in Paris.

4. Loeschhom, died 1905.

5. Carl M. von Weber, died 1826.

6. John Stainer, bom 1840.
7.

8. Robt. Schumann, bom 1810, at Zwiokau.

9. Otto Nicolai, bom 1810.

10. " Tristan," first produced at Munich, 1865.

11. R. Strauss, bom 1864.

12. Hans Bischoff, died 1889.

13. Dr. E. F. Rimbault, bom 1816.

14. L. Sloper, bom 1826, in London.

15. Ed. Grieg, bom 1843.

16. Otto Jahn, bom 1813.

17. Chas. Gounod, bom 1818.

18. Henry Leslie, bom 1822.

19. Ferd. David, bom 1810.

20. Braham, bom 1774.

21. Curschmann, bom 1805.

22. E. N. M6hue, bom 1763.

23. Carl Reinecke, bom 1824.

24. Plunket Greene, bom 1865.

25. Raff, died 1882.

26. Ed. Bunnett, bom 1834.

27. John Hullah, bom 1812.

28. J. Joachim, bom 1831.

29. Campra, died 1744.

30. E. J. Hopkins, bom 1813.



XIV



MUSICAL CALENDAR



3ul?



1. W, Vincent Wallace, born 1814, at Waterford.

2. " Faust," first produced at Covent Garden Theatre, 1863.

3. Rousseau, died 1778.

4. Byrd, died 1623.

5. Dr. Crotch, bom 1775.

6. J. Holbrooke, bom 1878.

7. Geo. Cooper, bom 1820, in London.

8. F. Chrysander, bora 1826.

9. R. Gauntlett, bom 1805.

10. H. Wieniawski, bom 1835.

11. "II Segreta di Susanna," first produced in England, London, 1911.

12. C. Barth, bom 1847.

13. Carrodus, died 1895.

14. Willy Hess, bom 1859.

15. C. Czemy, bom 1857.
16.

17. Mme. Th. Tietjens, bom 1831, at Hamburg.

18. Mme. Viardot- Garcia, bom 1821, in Paris.

19. Lord Momington, bom 1735.

20. Jacob Offenbach, bom 1822, at Cologne.

21. Felix Godefroid, bom 1818.

22. Arditi, bom 1822, at Crescentino.

23. Sacchini, bom 1734, at Pozzuoli.

24. Adolph Adam, bom 1803, in Paris.

25. Dibdin, died 1814.

26. John Field, bora 1782.

27. V. de Pachmann, bom 1848.

28. Johann Seb. Bach, died 1750, at Leipzig.

29. Robt. Schumann, died 1856.

30. Templeton, bom 1802.

31. F. Liszt, died 1886.



XV



MUSICAL CALENDAR



EudU0t



1. Papini, bom 1847.

2. J. Schulhoff, bom 1825, at Prague.

3. Fredk. Clay, bom 1839 (? 1840), at Paris.

4. Pflughaupt, bom 1833.

5. Ambroise Thomas, bom 1811, at Metz.

6. Mendel, bom 1834.

7. Granville Bantock, bora 1868.

8. Graun, d. 1759.

9. N. H. Bochsa, bom 1789.

10. Glazounov, bom 1865.

11. Kjenilf, died 1868.

12. Sir Joseph Bamby, bom 1838, at York.

13. Sir Geo. Grove, bom 1820.

14. Wm. aoft, bom 1677.

15. Philip Armes, bom 1836.

16. " Siegfried," first produced at Bayreuth, 1876.

17. " Gotterdammerung," first produced at Bayreuth, 1876.

18. Fredk. Wieck, bom 1785.

19. N. Porpora, bom 1686.

20. Christine Nilsson, bom 1843.

21. Otto Goldschmidt, bom 1829.

22. W. H. Cummings, bom 1831, at Sidbury.

23. M. Moszkowski, bom 1854.

24. Dubois, bom 1837.

25. Jomelli, died 1774.

26. J. C. Kessler, bom 1800, at Augsburg.

27. Em. Sauret made dibut at Co vent Garden, 1866.

28. Walter Macfarren, bom 1826.

29. F. Mottl, bom 1856.

30. Adolph Hesse, bom 1809, at Breslau.
81. H. L. Helmholtz, bom 1821.



xvi



MUSICAL CALENDAR



September



2. W. C. Macfarren, died 1905.

3. N. Amati, bora 1596.

4. E. Grieg, died 1907.

5. Jacob Meyerbeer, bom 1791,

6. Walford Davies, bom 1869.

7. Andre Philidor, bom 1726, at London.

8. Anton Dvorak, bora 1841, at Muhlhansen.

9. Dr. W. Creser, bora 1844.

10. Dr. Z. Buck, bom 1798.

11. Sir G. C. Martin, bora 1844.

12. Theodor Kullak, bom 1818.

13. Mme. Schumann, bom 1819, at Leipzig.

14. M. Haydn, bom 1737.

15. S. Jadassohn, bom 1831, at Breslau.

16. C. Gomez, died 1896.

17. S. Mercadante, bora 1795, at Altaraura.

18. Franchetti, bora 1860.

19. Schira, bom 1815.

20. Co vent Garden Theatre, burat 1808.

21. Aug. Wilhelmj, born 1845, at Usingen.

22. W. S. Hoyte, bora 1844.

23. Mme. Malibran, died 1836.

24. J. Klengel, bora 1859.

25. C. Klindworth, bora 1830, at Hanover.

26. Dr. Rimbault, died 1876.

27. Hermann Wollenhaupt, bora 1827.

28. J. Mattheson, bom 1681.

29. Sig. Esposito, bom 1855.

30. Sir Chas. Stanford, born 1852, at DubUn.



MUSICAL CALENDAR



©ctober



1. Pierre M. F. Baillot, born 1771.

2. J. Ella, died 1888.

3. " Yeomen of the Guard," first performance at Savoy Theatre, 1888.

4. J. Blumenthal, bom 1829.

5. John Francis Bamett, born 1838, in London.

6. Jenny Lind, bom 1820.

7. " Utopia, Limited," first performed at Savoy Theatre, 1893.

8. Emil Sauer, bom 1862.

9. C. Saint-Saens, bom 1835.

10. J. L. Krebs, born 1813.

11. S. Wesley, died 1837.

12. J. L. Hatton, born 1811, at Liverpool.

13. M. Hauptmann, bom 1792, at Dresden.

14. W. Cusins, bom 1833.

15. Gerard F. Cobb, born 1838.

16. R. Kreutzer, bom 1766, at Versailles.

17. A, W. Thayer, bom 1817, at S. Natick, Mass.

18. Ch. Gounod, died 1893.

19. A. Fumagalli, bom 1828.

20. H. J. Blagrove, bom 1811.

21. Sims Reeves, bom 1818.

22. F. Liszt, bom 1809, at Raiding.

23. A. Lortzing, bom 1803, Berlin.

24. Killer, bom 1811.

25. Georges Bizet, bom 1838, at Paris.

26. H. Smart, bom 1813.

27. A. Gibson, bom 1849.

28. Wm. Spark, born 1825, at Exeter.
29.

30. G. Merkel, died 1885.

31. G. A. Macfarren, died 1887.



xviii



MUSICAL CALENDAR



IRovember



1. V. Bellini, bom 1802, at Catania.

2. Jenny Lind, died 1887.

3. " Fra Diavolo," produced at Covent Garden, 1831.

4. Mendelssohn died 1847, at Leipzig.

5. Hans Sachs, born 1494, at Nuremberg.

6. I. T. Paderewski, bom 1860.

7. I. Brull, bom 1846. ^-

8. " Adrienne Lecouvreur," first performed in England, London, 1904.

9. J. B. Weckerlin, born 1821.

10. Martin Luther, born 1483.

11. B. Romberg, bom 1767.

12. G. Merkel, born 1827, at Lausitz.

13. Rossini, died 1868.

14. G. Spontini, born 1774.

15. von Gluck, died 1787.

16. John Curwen, bom 1816, at Heckmondwike.

17. " The Sorcerer," first produced at Opera Comique, 1877.

18. Sir H. R. Bishop, born 1786.

19. Arthur Chappell, bom 1826, in London.

20. Wm. Chappell, bom 1809.

21. H. PurceU, died 1695.

22. Conrad Kreutzer, bom 1780.

23. T. Attwood, bom 1765.

24. " lolanthe," first produced at Savoy, 1882.

25. Rheinberger, died 1901.

26. H. G. Coward, born 1849.

27. J, P, Duport, bom 1721.

28. Donizetti, born 1797.

29. Sofia Scalchi, born 1850.

80. A. G. Rubinstein, bom 1829, near Jarsy.



MUSICAL CALENDAR



December



1. J. Gung*!, bom 1810.

2. '•Samson et Dalila," first performed at Weimar, 1877.

3. H. Goetz, died 1876.

4. R. Niemann, bom 1838.

5. Mozart, died 1791, at Vienna.

6. Covent Garden Theatre, first opened 1732.

7. " Gondoliers," first performed 1889, at Savoy Theatre.

8. Henry Russell, died 1900.

9. Sir Geo. Elvey, died 1893.

10. " Girl of the Golden West," first performed at New York, 1910.

11. Hector Berlioz, bom 1803.

12. Mme. Rudersdorff, bom 1822.

13. E. G. Monk, bom 1819.

14. Leopold Mozart (violinist), bom 1719, at Augsburg,

15. H. G. Gadsby, bom 1842.

16. L. van Beethoven, bom 1770, at Bonn.

17. H. Goetz, bom 1840, at Konigsberg.

18. Carl M. von Weber, born 1786, at Gutin.

19. John Ella, bom 1802.

20. Th. Marzials, bom 1850.

21. E. Pauer, bom 1826, at Vienna.

22. Mme. Carrefio, bom 1853.

23. E. de Reszke, bom 1855.

24. First performance of " AXda," at Cairo, 1871.

25. Arbos, bom 1863.

26. Riviere, died 1900.

27. Sir J. Goss, bom 1800.

28. J. Rietz, bom 1812.

29. W. Crotch^ died 1847.

80. " Pirates of Penzance," first produced at Bijou Theatre, Paignton, 1879.

SI. G. Hcrz, bom 1799.



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WHO'S WHO IN MUSIC

The following abbreviations are used : —
R.A.M. FOR Royal Academy of Music.
R.C.M. FOR Royal College of Music.
G.S.M. FOR Guildhall School of Music.



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ABBOTT, Bessie (Pickens), soprano
vocalist ; b. Riverside, New
York ; her grandfather, Mr. Pickens,
was U.S. Ambassador at St. Peters-
burg ; studied under Bouhy and
Madame Mathilde Marchesi ; made her
dibut at the Opera House, Paris, in
December, 1901, as JuUet in Gounod's
" Romeo et JuHette " ; appeared at the
Elysee and British Embassy, Paris,
on the occasions of the visits of King
Oscar of Sweden and King Edward
VII.

ACETE^ Aino, operatic soprano ; b.
Helsingfors, Finland, 1876 ; entered
the Paris Conservatoire in 1894; later
made her dSbut (in '97) at the Grand
Opera as Marguerite in Gounod's
" Faust " ; subsequently interpreted
with great success such parts as Elsa
in " Lohengrin," Elizabeth in " Tann-
hauser," Benjamin in Mehul's
" Joseph," and other leading rdles.
Has recently achieved a triumph in
rdle of Salome in Strauss's opera,
during the Beecham season at C. G.
Theatre.

ADAMS, Stephen, song writer.
{See Maybrick, Michael.)

ADAMS, Suzanne, operatic soprano ;
of Irish parentage, but born in America;
e. for musical profession by Mme.
Marchesi in Paris. Made her dibut
there as Marguerite. Has sung at
most of the principal oratorio and
ballad concerts in England, and in
opera at the Metropolitan Opera
House, New York, and elsewhere.
Was married to the late Mr. Leo
Stern, a famous 'cello player who
died somewhat suddenly several years
ago. She appeared at Covent Garden

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Theatre each year from 1898-1906.
A ddress : 77 Cambridge Terrace, W^

ADELA, Margaerite, soprano ; b.
London, 17 Oct., 1884 ; d. of William
Gascoigne- Johnson ; e. at Croydon
and at the Brighton School of Music
under Mr. Robert Taylor, gaining
a scholarship and gold medal ; also
under Mr. H. Van Vleet in London ;
first appearance in Hull, 1896, deput-
ising for Madame AUce Esty ; since
then she has fulfilled engagements on
two occasions at the Albert Hall, and
at ^oUan Hall. Recreations : tennis
and motoring. Agent : c/o Mapleson
& Co., Ltd., 47 Charing Cross Road,
W.C.

AGUTTER, Benjamin, organist and
composer ; b. St. Albans, 2 April,
1844 ; studied organ and composition
with E. J. Hopkins, singing with
Manuel Gajrcia, and harmony and
counterpoint with Dr. Wylde ; gradu-
ated Mus.Bac. Oxon, 1870 ; Mus.
Doc. Cantuar, 1891 ; Fellow R.C.of O.,
etc. For many years organist and
choirmaster of St. Peter's, Streatham ;
has composed a Missa de Sancto
Albano and a Missa de Sancto Petro ;
and other services for the Holy
Communion, anthems, morning and
evening services, hymns, carols, etc.
Address: c/o NoveUo & Co., 160
Wardour Street, W., and 26 Elmstone
Road, Fulham, S.W.

AINLEY, William Clark, organist
and composer ; b. Kirkheaton, Yorks,
13 July, 1834; A.R.C.O. and Mus.
Bac, Cantab, 1885 ; organist and
choirmaster at Kirkburton Parish
Church, 1856; Kirkheaton, 1863;
Moldgreen Parish Church 1865, and
Mirfield Parish Church, 1874, down to
the present time. Has composed a



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laxge number Ox antheniG, includiLg
" Behold, O God our Defender," for
Queen Victoria's Jubilee, organ pieces
and church services. Address :
Selwyn House, Filey, Yorks.

AFTEEN, George (George Benjamin
Johnston Aitken), pianist, composer
and critic ; b. in London, his parents
being unconnected with music save as
amateurs. Educated for music at
the R.A.M., which he entered while
sub-organist of St. Andrews, Well
Street, in 1885, under Walter Macfarren
and Matthay, for piano. Dr. Steggall,
and Davenport for composition.
Gained Robert Cocks Prize for piano-
playing in 1895 and Associateship
R.A.M., 1896. Appointed organist
and choirmaster Hampstead Parish
Church, 1895. Eventually made a
specialty of pianoforte playing and
teaching under Tobias Matthay. Pro-
fessor of piano at G.S.M. since 1904.



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