George Grove

George Grove

Birth
Clapham, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England
Death 28 May 1900 (aged 79)
Sydenham, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England
Burial Lewisham, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England
Plot Brockley
Memorial ID 14748563 · View Source
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Author. A leading musicologist, he won fame as the editor of "Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians", which first appeared in four volumes from 1878 to 1880. Frequently revised and updated, Grove's Dictionary now runs to 29 volumes and is considered the most comprehensive reference work on its subject in the English language. Grove was born in Clapham, England, and trained as a civil engineer. For many years he promoted English musicians and wrote the program notes for concerts at London's Crystal Palace. While on a trip to Vienna in 1867 with his friend, composer Arthur Sullivan, Grove discovered an unknown cache of manuscripts by Franz Schubert, including the music for "Rosamunde". He was knighted in 1882, the year he was appointed the first president of the new Royal College of Music. He retired from the position in 1894 but remained active in that institution's affairs until his death. His other books include "Beethoven and His Nine Symphonies" (1896).

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Grove (13 Aug 1820–28 May 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14748563, citing Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries, Lewisham, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .