English conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood was born on this day in 1869.
Dying in 1944, he is remembered in history as the founder of London’s annual Proms summer concert series – for which he lead for nearly half a Century.
HAYDN | SURPRISE SYMPHONY | SIR HENRY WOOD & NEW QUEEN’S HALL ORCHESTRA | 1925
HAYDN | FAREWELL SYMPHONY | SIR HENRY WOOD & LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1934
JOSEPH CALLEJA | SIR HENRY WOOD | FANTASIA ON BRITISH SEA-SONGS | JIRI BELOHLAVEL & BBC SYMPHONY CHORUS, BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA