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Percy Pitt

(1869—1932) conductor and music administrator


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(b London, 1869; d London, 1932). Eng. conductor. Ass. cond. CG 1902, mus. dir. Grand Opera Syndicate (CG) 1907–24. Assoc. with Beecham Opera Co. 1915–18. Art. dir. BNOC 1920–4, mus. adv. to BBC 1922–4, mus. dir. BBC 1924–9. Cond. BBC's first public sym. concert, Central Hall, Westminster, Feb. 1924, and first opera relay from CG (Hänsel und Gretel) Jan. 1923. Also composer of sym., sym.-poem, incid. mus., etc.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.


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