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Mellon, Alfred (1820 - 1867), conductor

Noël Goodwin

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b London, 7 April 1820; d London, 27 March 1867). English conductor. He was a violinist in Birmingham before moving to London, where he became leader of the Covent Garden orchestra. He wrote piano and instrumental pieces and songs for plays and farces, and directed orchestras. In 1857 he became music director for the new Pyne-Harrison Opera Company (later the Royal English Opera Company), with which he conducted premières

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