(b London, 1861; d London, 1946). Eng. composer of operettas, notably The Geisha, prod. London and NY 1896. Son of bandmaster. Became cond. Prince of Wales Th., London, for which he wrote A Gaiety Girl (1893) and other musical comedies. Cond. Empire Th. from 1905 to retirement in 1916.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.