Basil Cameron

(1884—1975) conductor

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(b Reading, 1884; d Leominster, 1975). Eng. conductor. At early stage of his career called himself Basil Hindenburg because conds. with Eng. names then received few engagements. After some years as orch. violinist, became cond. Torquay Municipal Orch. 1913–14, Hastings 1923–30, Harrogate 1924–30, S. Francisco SO 1930–2, Seattle 1932–8. Ass. cond. Henry Wood Promenade Concerts from 1940. Cond. f. Brit. ps. of Britten's vn. conc. 1941 and Sinfonia da Requiem 1942. CBE 1957.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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