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  1. Wood, Sir Henry Wood, Sir Henry Joseph Woodnoun

    English conductor (1869-1944)

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    Sir Henry Wood was a prominent British conductor, best known for his association with London's annual series of promenade concerts known as "The Proms". Born on March 3, 1869, and died on August 19, 1944, Wood conducted these concerts for nearly half a century, introducing a wide range of music to British audiences. He is often credited with improving the standard of orchestral performance in the UK. Wood was also noted for his interpretations of the music of Wagner, which were often highly original and different from the standard interpretations of the time.

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  1. Sir Henry Wood

    Sir Henry Joseph Wood, CH was an English conductor best known for his association with London's annual series of promenade concerts, known as the Proms. He conducted them for nearly half a century, introducing hundreds of new works to British audiences. After his death, the concerts were officially renamed in his honour as the "Henry Wood Promenade Concerts", although they continued to be generally referred to as "the Proms". Born in modest circumstances to parents who encouraged his musical talent, Wood started his career as an organist. During his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, he came under the influence of the voice teacher Manuel Garcia and became his accompanist. After similar work for Richard D'Oyly Carte's opera companies on the works of Arthur Sullivan and others, Wood became the conductor of a small operatic touring company. He was soon engaged by the larger Carl Rosa Opera Company. One notable event in his operatic career was conducting the British premiere of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin in 1892. From the mid-1890s until his death, Wood focused on concert conducting. He was engaged by the impresario Robert Newman to conduct a series of promenade concerts at the Queen's Hall, offering a mixture of classical and popular music at low prices. The series was successful, and Wood conducted annual promenade series until his death in 1944. By the 1920s, Wood had steered the repertoire entirely to classical music. When the Queen's Hall was destroyed by bombing in 1941, the Proms moved to the Royal Albert Hall.

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