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August Manns and the Saturday Concerts

August Manns and the Saturday Concerts

A Memoir and a Retrospect

by Henry Saxe Wyndham
Paperback
Publication Date: 21/11/2013
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Of German birth, Sir August Friedrich Manns (1825-1907) secured for himself a central place in nineteenth-century British musical life. Appointed by George Grove in 1855 to conduct the orchestra at the relocated Crystal Palace in Sydenham, ande held the post for more than four decades, establishing a high reputation for the Saturday Concerts and attracting internationally recognised soloists. Manns was involved in every aspect, from developing the repertoire to taking rehearsals. Under his baton, many of the great works of Brahms, Schubert and Berlioz received their first British performances, alongside world premieres of pieces by British composers such as Sullivan and Macfarren. Secretary of the Guildhall School of Music, Henry Saxe Wyndham (1867-1940) published in 1909 this engaging portrait of a musician greatly esteemed by players and audiences alike.
ISBN:
9781108068888
9781108068888
Category:
Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
21-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
278
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x16mm
Weight:
0.36kg

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