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Allen, Sir Hugh Percy (1869–1946), musicologist and conductor

W. K. Stanton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Conducting; Education. 1202 words.

Allen, Sir Hugh Percy (1869–1946), musicologist and conductor, was born at Reading on 23 December 1869, the youngest of the seven children of John Herbert Allen, who was in business with...

Chávez, Carlos

Robert Rollin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Music Criticism and Journalism; Conducting; Composition; Education. 1505 words.

Chávez, Carlos (13 June 1899–02 August 1978), influential Mexican composer/conductor, author, and educator, of Spanish and some Indian descent, was born Carlos Antonio de Padua Chávez y...

Europe, James Reese

Reid Badger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Conducting; Composition; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1460 words.

Europe, James Reese (22 February 1880–09 May 1919), music administrator, conductor, and composer, was born in Mobile, Alabama, the son of Henry J. Europe, an Internal Revenue Service...

Fischer, Irwin

Edith Borroff.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Composition; Education. 981 words.

Fischer, Irwin (05 July 1903–07 May 1977), composer, conductor, and educator, was born in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Christopher Columbus Fischer and Ella Hornung. Fischer’s childhood was...

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

J. C. Hadden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Conducting; Composition. 413 words.

Godfrey, Daniel (1831–1903), army officer, bandmaster, and composer, was a member of a family of English military bandmasters. The eldest of four sons of Charles Godfrey (1790–1863),...

Goldkette, Jean

Stephen C. Galleher.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online August 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Business and Management; Keyboard; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1702 words.

Goldkette, Jean (18 May 1893–24 March 1962), dance bandleader, businessman, and classical pianist, was born in Patras, Greece, the son of Angelina Goldkette, an actress. It is not known who...

Hamilton, Raphael Thomas [Andy] (1918–2012), saxophonist, bandleader, and community leader

Val Wilmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Conducting. 1192 words.

Hamilton, Raphael Thomas [Andy] (1918–2012), saxophonist, bandleader, and community leader, was born on 26 March 1918 at Port Maria, Jamaica, the only child of Michael Hamilton, a farmer...

Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister

Douglas Hurd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; UK Politics; Conducting. 16966 words.

Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister, was born at 1 Holmwood Villas, Albion Road, Broadstairs, Kent, on 9 July 1916, the elder son of William George Heath...

Helmore, Thomas (1811–1890), teacher and choirmaster

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Education. 450 words.

Helmore, Thomas (1811–1890), teacher and choirmaster, was born in Kidderminster on 7 May 1811, the son of a Congregational minister. Before going to Magdalen Hall, Oxford (BA, 1840; MA,...

Lewis, Ted

James Fisher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Dance; Performing Arts; Conducting; Blues; Jazz; Woodwinds; Voice. 1095 words.

Lewis, Ted (06 June 1890–25 August 1971), entertainer, musician, and bandleader, was born Theodore Leopold Friedman in rural Circleville, Ohio, the son of an owner of a dry goods store...

Mannes, David

Deborah Griffith Davis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting; Education. 1114 words.

Mannes, David (16 February 1866–25 April 1959), violinist, conductor, and educator, was born in New York City, the son of Henry Mannes, a merchant, and Nathalia Wittkowsky. Mannes’s parents...

Nicholson, Sir Sydney Hugo (1875–1947), founder of the Royal School of Church Music and choral director

John Harper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Conducting. 1025 words.

Nicholson, Sir Sydney Hugo (1875–1947), founder of the Royal School of Church Music and choral director, was born on 9 February 1875 at 26 Devonshire Place, London, the third and youngest...

Parker, Horatio William

William K. Kearns.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Composition; Education. 1320 words.

Parker, Horatio William (15 September 1863–18 December 1919), composer, music educator, and conductor, was born in Auburndale, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Edward Parker, an architect,...

Perrot, Robert (c. 1478–1550), church musician and land speculator

Roger Bowers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Business and Management; Performance Practice and Studies; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Conducting; Keyboard. 933 words.

Perrot, Robert (c. 1478–1550), church musician and land speculator, was the second son of George Perrot, gentleman, of Haroldston, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, and Isabel Langdale of...

Stanley, Albert Augustus

William Lichtenwanger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Composition; Education. 798 words.

Stanley, Albert Augustus (25 May 1851–19 May 1932), educator, conductor, and composer, was born in the village of Cumberland, Rhode Island, the son of George Washington Stanley, a...

Ventura, Charlie

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Blues; Jazz; Conducting; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1373 words.

Ventura, Charlie (02 December 1916–17 January 1992), jazz tenor saxophonist and bandleader, was born Charles Venturo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of a hat factory owner. His...

Warren, Josiah

Charles F. Howlett.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online February 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Engineering and Technology; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Conducting. 1793 words.

Warren, Josiah (c. 1798–14 April 1874), social reformer, inventor, musician, and America's first philosophical anarchist, was born in Boston. The names of his parents are not known,...