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Stanford, Charles Villiers, Sir

Born: 1852 AD
Died: 1924 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Composers, Conductors


1852 - Stanford was born in Dublin on the 30th of September.

1862 - He came to London as a pupil of Arthur O'Leary and Ernst Pauer.

1870 - He won a scholarship to Queens' College, Cambridge.

1873 - Moving to Trinity College and succeeding J. L. Hopkins as college organist.

1874 - He was given leave of absence for part of each year to complete his studies in Germany, where he studied with Carl Reinecke and Friedrich Kiel.  

         - He took his BA degree.

1876 - He first became known as a composer with his incidental music to Tennyson's Queen Mary.

1881 - His first opera, The Veiled Prophet, was given at Hanover this was succeeded by Savonarola.

1883 - He was appointed professor of composition at the Royal College of Music.

1886 - He was conductor of the Bach Choir.

1887 - He was professor of music at Cambridge, succeeding Sir G. A. Macfarren.

1897 - Conductor of the Leeds Philharmonic Society.

1901 - The Leeds Festival.

1902 - He was knighted.

1914 - He published several books, including an autobiography, Pages from an Unwritten Diary.

1924 - Died on the 29th of March.


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