Henry Wood

1869 - 1944

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Sir Henry Joseph Wood (3 March 1869 – 19 August 1944) was an English conductor best known for his association with London's annual series of promenade concerts, known as the Proms. He conducted them for nearly half a century, introducing hundreds of new works to British audiences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Wood has received more than 185,123 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Henry Wood is the 76th most popular conductor (down from 59th in 2019), the 2,735th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,373rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Conductor.

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Among conductors, Henry Wood ranks 76 out of 97Before him are Claudio Scimone, Paul Kletzki, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Artur Rodziński, Paavo Järvi, and Paul Paray. After him are Grzegorz Fitelberg, Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Charles Mackerras, Valery Khalilov, and Adrian Boult.

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Among people born in 1869, Henry Wood ranks 102Before him are Hendrikus Colijn, Gerrit Smith Miller, Edwin Lutyens, Mary Agnes Chase, Robert W. Paul, and Phoebus Levene. After him are Marcel Cachin, Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster, Johannes Linnankoski, Augusto Tasso Fragoso, August Blom, and Carlo Airoldi. Among people deceased in 1944, Henry Wood ranks 193Before him are Hans-Jürgen von Blumenthal, Dénes Kőnig, Edith Durham, Isabelino Gradín, Árpád Weisz, and Arthur Blake. After him are Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, Paul-Émile Janson, Wim Anderiesen, Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Aino Ackté, and Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Wood ranks 2,735 out of 6,924Before him are William Hazlitt (1778), Kelly Brook (1979), Stella McCartney (1971), Benedict Biscop (628), Phil Manzanera (1951), and Spencer Gore (1850). After him are Geoff Emerick (1945), Arthur Sullivan (1842), Brian O'Nolan (1911), Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife (1849), Freddie Jones (1927), and Christopher Priest (1943).

Among CONDUCTORS In United Kingdom

Among conductors born in United Kingdom, Henry Wood ranks 8Before him are John Eliot Gardiner (1943), Simon Rattle (1955), Colin Davis (1927), John Barbirolli (1899), Thomas Beecham (1879), and Jeffrey Tate (1943). After him are Adrian Boult (1889), Malcolm Sargent (1895), Raymond Leppard (1927), Antonio Pappano (1959), and Daniel Harding (1975).