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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 233,052 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 25 in 2019). Henry Wood is the 81st most popular conductor (down from 76th in 2019), the 2,883rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,733rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Conductor.

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Among conductors, Henry Wood ranks 81 out of 97Before him are Paavo Berglund, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Paul Kletzki, Paavo Järvi, Artur Rodziński, and Robert Kajanus. After him are Claudio Scimone, Gustavo Dudamel, Otmar Suitner, Paul Paray, Hans Zender, and Eri Klas.

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Among people born in 1869, Henry Wood ranks 106Before him are Albert Kahn, Ivan Aguéli, Aleš Hrdlička, Hendrikus Colijn, Bhagwan Das, and Mary Agnes Chase. After him are Harald Sohlberg, Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster, Yervant Odian, Marcel Cachin, Augusto Tasso Fragoso, and Gerrit Smith Miller. Among people deceased in 1944, Henry Wood ranks 211Before him are Árpád Weisz, Hendrikus Colijn, Prafulla Chandra Ray, Hippolyte Aucouturier, Henryk Sławik, and Yevgeniya Rudneva. After him are Aino Ackté, Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne, Jędrzej Moraczewski, Jaan Kikkas, Wendell Willkie, and Mariya Oktyabrskaya.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Wood ranks 2,883 out of 7,765Before him are Taylor Caldwell (1900), George S. Robertson (1872), Hector Boece (1465), Archibald Scott Couper (1831), Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864), and Harry Kane (1993). After him are Gerry Anderson (1929), John Anderson (1833), Joseph Raphson (1648), Phil Manzanera (1951), Howard Webb (1971), and Quentin Blake (1932).

Among CONDUCTORS In United Kingdom

Among conductors born in United Kingdom, Henry Wood ranks 8Before him are John Eliot Gardiner (1943), Simon Rattle (1955), John Barbirolli (1899), Colin Davis (1927), Thomas Beecham (1879), and Jeffrey Tate (1943). After him are Adrian Boult (1889), Antonio Pappano (1959), John Pritchard (1921), Malcolm Sargent (1895), Daniel Harding (1975), and Raymond Leppard (1927).