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Granville Bantock

British composer and conductor Granville Bantock was born in London on 7 August 1868. He studied with Gordon Saunders at Trinity College of Music and with Frederick Corder at the Royal Academy of Music. He became a champion of other composers' music, including Jean Sibelius, Joseph Holbrooke, Edward German, Hubert Parry, Charles Stanford and his friend Havergal Brian.

He conducted concerts, sometimes dedicating a whole concert to the music of one composer, and he founded the short-lived music magazine The New Quarterly Music Review.

He died in London, on 16 October 1946.

A selection of M&V articles about Granville Bantock

CD Spotlight. An Admirable Introduction - English violin sonatas by Dunhill, Bantock and Stanford, heard by Robert Anderson. '... affectionate performances by Susanne Stanzeleit and Gusztáv Fenyò ...'

A Golden Treasury - Havergal Brian on European and American music, read by Patric Standford

Bizarre Perception - Alistair Hinton discusses a recent article on English music by David Hamilton

Ensemble. Admirably involving - Tau Wey at the 2004 Regent Hall Summer Festival, reviewed by Malcolm Miller

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