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