Daniel Godfrey

(1868—1939) conductor

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Daniel Godfrey (1831—1903) army officer, bandmaster, and composer


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(b London, 1868; d Bournemouth, 1939). Eng. conductor (son, grandson, and nephew of military bandmasters). Cond. military bands 1890, opera in S. Africa 1891–2. Engaged at Bournemouth in 1893 to form municipal orch. to give sym. concerts in the Winter Gardens. These he cond. until 1934, introducing many new works to Brit. audiences and making the concerts a particular forum for the f.ps. of works by Brit. composers. Knighted 1922. See Bournemouth Symphony Orch.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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