English Conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood Died On This Day in 1944 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood died on this day in 1944 – aged 74

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Sir Henry Joseph Wood Death

English conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood died on this day in 1944 – aged 74.

He is remembered in history as the founder of London’s annual eight-week BBC Proms summer classical music festival – which he led for nearly half a Century.

SIR HENRY JOSEPH WOOD | FILM ON THE CREATOR OF THE BBC PROMS CONCERTS | EXCERPTS FROM 1994 BROADCAST OF THE 100TH SEASON OF THE BBC PROM CONCERTS

 

Last Night of the Proms - The 100th Season

Sir Andrew Davis

Bryn Terfel, Evelyn Glennie & Michael Davis

BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, & BBC Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: August 28, 2009

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