Sir George Grove


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Grove, Sir George,

1820–1900, English musicographer, whose Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1879–89) has become a standard reference work. Originally an engineer, he assisted in the establishment of the Crystal Palace in London and for many years annotated the programs of the concerts there. From these notes he later drew material for Beethoven and His Nine Symphonies (1896).
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When, in 1969, my colleagues and I began to lay our plans, we thought of the work we were preparing as the sixth edition of the dictionary first prepared by Sir George Grove in the 1870s and 1880s.
Charles Brudenell-Bruce (1834-1897), as well as some 500 letters (meticulously transcribed by former RCM librarian, Celia Clarke) from Sir George Grove (1820-1900) to his protege, the former RCM scholar Edith Oldham, between 1883 and 1898.
French readers had only unreliable accounts by Francois-Joseph Fetis and Ernest David (documents 164 and 174; are there no French documents from before 1878?), and English readers had to rely mostly on the eighteenth-century writings of John Casper Heck, John Hawkins, and Charles Burney (documents 39, 49a, 50, 67, and 73) until the appearance of the Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians (New York, 1893; document 192) and Alfred Maczewski's Telemann entry in the first edition of Sir George Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London: Macmillan, 1879-90; document 195).