Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Notes on first Bayreuth Festival

Scope and Content

Pencil notes on the first Bayreuth Festival in 1876.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) was born in Dublin on 30 September 1852. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became the organist, and studied music in Germany. He was Professor of Composition and Orchestral Playing at the Royal College of Music, London, 1887-1924, and conductor of the Bach Choir, London, 1885-1902. Stanford composed seven symphonies for orchestra, and was a prolific writer of chamber music. He was knighted in 1902, and died in Cambridge on 29 March 1924.

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Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Richard Macnutt Ltd, 3 June 1987.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Sir Charles Villiers Stanford in J.R.H. Weaver, ed., Dictionary of national biography, 1922-1930 (Oxford University Press, 1937), pp. 803-805.

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