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Sir George Grove

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Sir George Grove

Person  Male  Born 13/8/1820  Died 28/5/1900

Categories: Music / songs

Countries: Caribbean Islands

Writer on music. Born at Thurlow Lodge, 74 Thurlow Terrace, Clapham. Although originally a civil engineer (he supervised the erection of the first lighthouse in Jamaica), his love of music drew him into musical administration. He became responsible for the regular orchestral concerts at the Crystal Palace, and wrote a series of programme notes from which grew his Dictionary of Music and Musicians for which he is most famous. He was the first director of the Royal College of Music, and recruited leading musicians, including Hubert Parry and Charles Villiers Stanford as members of the College faculty. Died at his home 208 Sydenham Road, Lower Sydenham.

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Sir George Grove - Sydenham Road

Sir George Grove, writer on music, 1820 - 1900, lived in a house on this site...

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Sir George Grove - Westwood Hill

Sir George Grove, 1820 - 1900, promoter of musical knowledge, lived here. Eng...

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