Stanford, Sir Charles Villiers, 1852-1924 (Knight, composer and conductor)
- Existence: 1852 - 1924
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) was born in Dublin on 30 September 1852. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became the organist, and studied music in Germany. He was Professor of Composition and Orchestral Playing at the Royal College of Music, London, 1887-1924, and conductor of the Bach Choir, London, 1885-1902. Stanford composed seven symphonies for orchestra, and was a prolific writer of chamber music. He was knighted in 1902, and died in Cambridge on 29 March 1924.
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.
Letters to Owen Seaman, many accepting or declining invitations to a dinner of the Royal Literary Fund in 1912.
He left various things at Clark's, including proof sheets of 'The Veiled Prophets'
Invitation to Clark and Mrs Clark to meet him in Paris
Programme for his visit to Cambridge
Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Pencil notes on the first Bayreuth Festival in 1876.
Autograph. 58 folios
Single letter from Charles Stanford to Horace Darwin dated 31 January 1892 in which Stanford sets out the difficulties and his objections to a proposed marriage between Francis Jenkinson and Mildred Wetton, the sister of Jenkinson's late wife Marian Wetton. Marriage between a man and his dead wife's sister was then forbidden until the passing of The Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Act in 1907.
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