Leslie Heward

(1897—1943) composer and conductor

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(b Littletown, Liversedge, 1897; d Birmingham, 1943). Eng. conductor and composer. Chorister, Manchester Cath., 1910, ass. org. 1914. Mus. dir., Westminster Sch. 1920. Cond. opera for BNOC. Mus. dir. S. African Broadcasting Corporation and cond. Cape Town Orch., 1924–7. Cond. CBSO 1930–43. Cond. f.p. of Moeran's Sym. in G minor, London 1938.

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