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George Grove (Grove George)

( English musicologist, editor, founder and compiler of the famous Dictionary of Music and Musicians)

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Biography George Grove (Grove George)
(1820-1900)
Born April 13, 1820 in London. After graduating from high school, he studied to be an engineer (specialty - construction of bridges and lighthouses). Took part in the development of several projects, then got the position of Secretary in the London Society of Arts and then - Secretary of the Society of the Crystal Palace. Grove was married to the sister of the abbot of Westminster Cathedral and in seven years helped in the publication of William Smith's Bible Dictionary.
In 1867, Grove and the English composer A. Sullivan traveled to Vienna, where they found the orchestral voices, music by Schubert to play V.fon Chezy Rosamund (before this musical material is considered lost). From 1868 to 1883 Grove published the magazine 'McMillan megazin'. From 1879 began to publish the famous Dictionary of Music and Musicians (4 volumes and 1 additional; in 1980, went 6-th edition in 20 vols.). When the Prince of Wales created a council for the establishment of the Royal College of Music, Grove was its financial secretary and then as Director (1882), for 11 years he worked to improve the work of this institution. Grove was built in knighted in 1883.

For your vocabulary Grove has written articles about Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schubert. The four years before his death published a work of Beethoven and his nine symphonies (Beethoven and His Nine Symphonies). Grove died in London on May 28, 1900.


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