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August Manns and the Saturday Concerts: A Memoir and a Retrospect Henry Saxe Wyndham

August Manns and the Saturday Concerts: A Memoir and a Retrospect

Henry Saxe Wyndham

Published November 21st 2013
ISBN : 9781108068888
Paperback
278 pages
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Of German birth, Sir August Friedrich Manns (1825 1907) secured for himself a central place in nineteenth-century British musical life. Appointed by George Grove in 1855 to conduct the orchestra at the relocated Crystal Palace in Sydenham, ande heldMoreOf German birth, Sir August Friedrich Manns (1825 1907) secured for himself a central place in nineteenth-century British musical life. Appointed by George Grove in 1855 to conduct the orchestra at the relocated Crystal Palace in Sydenham, ande held the post for more than four decades, establishing a high reputation for the Saturday Concerts and attracting internationally recognised soloists. Manns was involved in every aspect, from developing the repertoire to taking rehearsals. Under his baton, many of the great works of Brahms, Schubert and Berlioz received their first British performances, alongside world premieres of pieces by British composers such as Sullivan and Macfarren. Secretary of the Guildhall School of Music, Henry Saxe Wyndham (1867 1940) published in 1909 this engaging portrait of a musician greatly esteemed by players and audiences alike.