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Sir George Alexander Macfarren

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Sir George Alexander Macfarren Famous memorial

Birth
Strand, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death
31 Oct 1887 (aged 74)
St Johns Wood, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial
Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Plot
WB445
Memorial ID
21314822 View Source

Composer. Born in London, he entered the Royal Academy of Music in 1829, later becoming a professor there. In 1875 he was elected the Academy's Principal. His most popular works include the "Chevy Chace Overture" (1836), "The Devil's Opera" (1838), and his "Romeo and Juliet" overture. In addition to his operatic works he wrote a series of oratorios and several symphonies, the best known of which are the Fourth and the Seventh. He was knighted in 1883.

Composer. Born in London, he entered the Royal Academy of Music in 1829, later becoming a professor there. In 1875 he was elected the Academy's Principal. His most popular works include the "Chevy Chace Overture" (1836), "The Devil's Opera" (1838), and his "Romeo and Juliet" overture. In addition to his operatic works he wrote a series of oratorios and several symphonies, the best known of which are the Fourth and the Seventh. He was knighted in 1883.

Bio by: Garry Hey

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garry Hey
  • Added: 2 Sep 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 21314822
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21314822/george-alexander-macfarren: accessed ), memorial page for Sir George Alexander Macfarren (2 Mar 1813–31 Oct 1887), Find a Grave Memorial ID 21314822, citing Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England; Maintained by Find a Grave.