1813–1887

Introduction

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Born: March 2, 1813, West­min­ster, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 31, 1887, St. Mar­y­le­bone, Eng­land.

Buried: Hamp­stead Ce­me­te­ry, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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Biography

George was the bro­ther of Wal­ter Mac­far­ren.

He was a prin­ci­pal of the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Mu­sic; pro­fess­or at Cam­bridge Un­i­ver­si­ty; con­duct­or at Co­vent Gar­den, Lon­don; pro­gram note writ­er for the Phil­har­mo­nic So­ci­e­ty; and ed­it­or of Han­del and Pur­cell.

He went blind in 1860, and was knight­ed in 1883.

Works

Mac­far­ren wrote 18 op­er­as, 13 or­a­tor­i­os and can­ta­tas, 9 sym­pho­nies, and 162 songs.

Sources

Music