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Geoffrey Toye

(1889—1942)


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(b Winchester, 1889; d London, 1942). Eng. conductor and composer, brother of Francis Toye. Cond. f.p. of orig. version of Vaughan Williams's A London Symphony, 1914. Cond., Beecham Opera Co. and D'Oyly Carte Opera Co., 1919–24. Cond. Old Vic and SW 1925–35; man. dir., CG 1935. Wrote operetta The Red Pen (1926), sym., songs, and popular ballet The Haunted Ballroom (1934).

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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